High water remains issue Monday morning after prompting rescues

Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Video courtesy of iWitness 7 user Opie Rob Haney

PHOTOS: High water causing problems across the area

Reports of high water and calls for water rescues Sunday night kept police and fire crews busy. As of Monday morning, water had receded from most major roadways, but some areas were still experiencing flooding.

>> Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

  • High water has been reported Monday morning at the following locations: Montgomery County: Soldier’s Home Miamisburg Road and Farmersville West Carrollton Road; Clark County: Spangler at Union Road, I-675 going into Medway/Osborne Road and Springfield Rd. north of Ohio 235; Greene County: U.S. 35 at Valley Road, Ohio 725 at Lower Bellbrook Road and Penewit Road; Claydor Drive, Willow Creek Drive, Grange Hall Road, Windmilll Road between George Washington Road and Cable Road, Washington Mill at Graff Mill Road, Stewart Road south of Washington Mill Road.
  • High water was reported in Beavercreek Monday morning in several locations including the entry to Rotary Park on Dayton Xenia Road and Factory Road between Dayton Xenia and U.S. 35.
Sky7 took aerial video of a flooded road and cornfield in Greene County Monday morning. The road is North Valley Road.
  •  Interstate 70 was closed in both directions Sunday night between Ohio 235 and Interstate 675 due to high water. By 10 p.m. eastbound lanes had reopened, and by 11 p.m., all westbound lanes had reopened.
  • Two people reportedly trapped in a vehicle in high water on North Snider Road in Trotwood ended with both people being helped from the vehicle by friends and family, we're hearing. Fire crews dispatched on the report located the vehicle, which was unoccupied when they arrived about 10:40 p.m. A fire official on scene ordered crews to leave the vehicle in the water overnight.   "We want to advise people that if you see water across the roadway, please do not drive through it," Trotwood fire Lt. Shane Snyder said.  His crews were called out four times Sunday night for stranded vehicles in high water.  

>> Outages remain following Sunday storms

  •  Police and fire crews placed signs warning of high water at Old Dayton Road, just west of North Snider Road in Trotwood, Lt. Shane Snyder said.  
  •  Diamond Mill at Wastler roads in Brookville remained closed at 11:30 p.m. because of high water, police said. 
  • A police cruiser was reportedly trapped in high water in the area of Hoover Avenue and Anna Street just before 8 p.m.
  •  Residents reported high water on Wiltshire Boulevard in Kettering 

SEE: Photos from Sunday’s storms in northern Miami Valley

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  • In Clay Twp., police set up signs to mark roads closed on National and Wellbaum roads in Brookville 
  • In Dayton, Patterson Road, between Wilmington Pike and South Smithville roads, was under at least 2 feet of water 

SEE WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

  • In Brookville, a fire/rescue crew was sent to Upper Lewisburg Salem Road about 9 p.m. to fetch several people reportedly in a vehicle trapped in high water 
  • In Dayton, Lodell Avenue was reportedly flooded 
  • Streets in Fairborn were flooded, according to callers and police/radio dispatchers
Dayton flooding

  •  A water rescue involving a motorist, in the area of Claybeck Drive, in Huber Heights 
  •  A resident on Hinckley Court in Huber Heights reported that the back porch of his home had been washed away and that water was pouring into his home. 
  •  Flooding was been reported at Springfield Meadows, a mobile home park in German Twp., Clark County. 
  •  High water was reported to cause a basement wall to buckle at a home on Holly Drive In Springfield. 
  •  High water reported in the area of Shoop and Fairbanks avenues in Dayton

We will update this developing report as we get information. 

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Car crashes into the side of Sunlight Village counseling center in Dayton 

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 5:30 AM


UPDATE @ 5:30 a.m.:

Dayton police confirmed the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the side of a youth counseling center in the 3300 block of W. Third St. Saturday morning did not sustain any serious injuries.

The driver was traveling westbound when he lost control and jumped the curb, causing the vehicle to crash into Sunlight Village, a counseling and therapy center for young adults. The car then landed on its side after striking the building. No one was inside at the time of the accident.

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The property belongs to Robert Lyons and his wife Jmila, pastors of The Marketplace Movement church next door to the building.

Jmila said this is the second time a car has crashed into properties they own. About a week and a half ago, a car crashed through the brick wall displaying the sign in front of Marketplace Movement church, Jmila said. 

UPDATE @ 3:52 a.m:

A vehicle crashed into the side of a house in the 3300 block of W. 3rd St. Saturday morning. 

The car turned over on its side after crashing into the west side of the home.

An ambulance left the scene at approximately 3:40 a.m.

The driver’s identity and extent of injuries is unknown.

It is unknown if anyone was inside at the time of the accident.

Dayton police and fire crews on scene of a car accident into the side of Sunlight Village counseling center on 3320 West Third St. in Dayton.(JEFFREY BROWN / STAFF)


We are hearing reports of a car crash in the 3300 block of W. 3rd St. with possible entrapment. 

According to Montgomery County dispatch, the 9-1-1- caller said the driver lost control and crashed through a house. 

Officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:05 a.m. 

We are on our way to the scene and will update this story as more details become available. 

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Power restored along U.S. 35 in western Montgomery Co.

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:23 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 2:36 AM

UPDATE @ 2:36 a.m.:

Power has been fully restored to customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, according to a DP&L worker who was on scene working on the outage. 

The outage lasted for about 2 and a half hours and affected over 4,000 customers. 

It’s not known what caused the outage.

UPDATE @ 2:23 a.m.:

According to the DP&L outage map, the number of affected customers has dropped to 1,084. The estimated restoration time is 3 a.m.

UPDATE @ 12:35 a.m.:

The number of reported outages now stands at 2,101, according to the DP&L online outage map.


More than 4,000 Dayton Power & Light customers in New Lebanon, along U.S. 35, are without power and we're working to find out why. 

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According to the DP&L outage map, the outage is affecting 4,013 in the area of the Voyager Village Trailer Park and the Snickers Bar & Restaurant, between North Lutheran Church and Diamond Mill roads. 

An email to our newsroom describes a "complete power outage, lots of emergency vehicles" near the trailer park and the bar/restaurant. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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All eyes on the Tropics and Alberto; remnants could reach Miami Valley

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 10:36 PM

Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean Sea near Cancun Mexico Friday morning. The system is forecast to slowly strengthen as it moves into the Gulf Of Mexico, perhaps threatening the northern Gulf Coast around Memorial Day. There is also some potential it could influence the weather in the Miami Valley late next week.

Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic Ocean season, is forecast to strengthen as it emerges into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings the system to strong tropical storm strength before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana to Florida coastlines, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

Long range model tracks show that the remnants of Alberto could influence the weather here in the middle or later half of next week. The main threat for this area would be significant rain.

RELATED: 1st named storm of Atlantic season could hit Gulf states Memorial Day

There is still a lot to keep an eye on through the holiday weekend, Elwell said.

It also is important to note that your WHIO Weather App may alert you if the Miami Valley is placed within the uncertainty cone issued by the National Hurricane Center sometime this weekend. If you get that alert, it doesn’t mean to expect a tropical storm … but that there is an increased possibility of some influence of the storm.

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Fire causes ‘significant damage’ to farmhouse south of West Milton

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 8:51 PM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 11:55 PM

RAW FOOTAGE: Fire engulfs back of farmhouse south of West Milton

UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.

Fire crews are expected to remain on scene into the early morning hours Saturday after a fire broke out Friday night at a Frederick Garland Road farmhouse south of West Milton.

“We were dispatched out to a structure fire fully engulfed,” said Ken Saunders of the Laura Fire Department.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire reported around 8:30 p.m., but the American Red Cross chapter will be contacted to assist the residents, he said.


The cause of the fire and estimated losses to the structure and contents are not determined.

“The damage is substantial,” Saunders said.

Although the department was able to maintain a steady water supply through tanker trucks and mutual aid from area departments, including Pleasant Hill, Ludlow Falls and West Milton, the age of the house posed a challenge, he said.

“Anytime that you’ve got an old farmhouse you’ve got repairs and updates that’s went on over time, so you’ve got ceilings over ceilings, plaster lathe ... that’s all worked against us.”

There were reports of pets inside the home, but Saunders said he was unable to confirm. 

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.

Family members were all able to escape a fire that broke out tonight inside a two-story farmhouse south of West Milton.

An hour later, the home was still burning with heavy smoke billowing into the sky, and crews were called from Arcanum to the scene to provide extra manpower.


Crews were called tonight to a fire that broke out at a two-story farmhouse.

The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. in the 11100 block of West Frederick Garland Road, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to initial reports, the back of the home was engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Mutual aid was requested from area fire departments, including Pitsburg, to assist crews at the scene.

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