Power restored in Kettering after lightning strike at substation

UPDATE @ 3:23 p.m.:

Power has been restored to nearly all of the customers in the Kettering area, who were without power following a lightning strike this morning.

DP&L officials said the lightning bolt hit a piece of equipment at the company’s substation on Dorothy Lane.

Power was knocked out to customers in the area of Smithville and Patterson roads.

INITIAL REPORT:

More than 3,000 DP&L customers are without power following a lightning strike in the area of a substation near South Smithville Road and Patterson Road, according to Dayton Power and Light.

According to the DP&L outage map, 3,119 DP&L customers in Montgomery County were without power as of 9:20 a.m.

DP&L said they have crews on the way to investigate and work to restore power.

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