UPDATE: Power restored in Preble County after semi crash causes outages

PREBLE COUNTY — UPDATE @ 10 a.m.:

Power has been restored to most in Preble County hours after a semi crash reportedly knocked out power to areas near New Paris Tuesday morning.

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As of 10 a.m., only three outages remain in Preble County, according to an AES Ohio online outage map. At the peak of the outages, over 1,400 people were without power near the crash scene on U.S. 35 and Orangeburg Road.

Additional details were not available. We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT:

Over 1,400 AES Ohio customers in western Preble County are without power Tuesday after a crash involving a semitrailer on U.S. 35, according to initial reports.

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The crash was reported at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Orangeburg Road, about three miles south of I-70, just before 7:30 a.m.

Initial reports indicate a semitrailer crashed into a utility pole, taking down power lines in the area. It was not known if any injuries were reported in the crash.

The crash took out power to 1,461 AES Ohio customers in parts of western Preble County including New Paris, according to an online outage map. It was not known if there was an estimated time for the power to be restored.

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this page as we learn more.