DP&L crews work to repair grid after weekend storms

(WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — It’s a sound homeowners on Bauer Avenue were hoping to hear on Monday.

Chainsaws ripped through a tree branch which knocked out power to dozens of homes.

DP&L crews work to repair a utility pole in Kettering on Monday. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)
DP&L crews work to repair a utility pole in Kettering on Monday. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)

It’s just one of the many areas Dayton Power and Light crews worked to restore power throughout the weekend and into Monday.

According to DP&L officials–43,000 customers were without power after several storms rocked the Miami Valley dating back to Friday.

Adrianna Amato spoke with 2 NEWS Monday morning. She said she checked on her mom and dad who live next door to the home which had a tree fall in the yard.

“My dad’s got a generator. So we were able to get a few things going,” she added, “Refrigerator, a few fans because it’s really hot inside the house.”

DP&L worked to restore electricity this morning after a tree fell on a power line.

Some customers, like Mike Covey, were upset that one of their neighbors didn’t take the proper precautions to limit dangers.

“Preventative maintenance. If you don’t change your oil in your car your motor will blow sooner or later. It’s the same with tree branches,” he said.

Covey believes taking care of your trees on your property is a simple fix.

“It’s a branch down the street that would’ve cost 100 bucks to cut the branch off is now got all these people inconvenienced. People are missing work. Missing showers. Missing meals. Some of them are staying in hotels.”

While at the scene — we spotted an extension cord that was run from one home to another. It was an act of generosity; however, DP&L warns it could also be a safety hazard.

An official says the cord is exposed to the elements, vehicles, and could end up giving an electrical shock.

For a list of things you should do in order to be prepared for a power outage–check DP&L’s website through the link provided.

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