Strong storms bring down trees, knock out power in Miami Valley

A tree came down on Rahn Road in Washington Township.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Strong storms brought down trees and left thousands without power across the Miami Valley.

DP&L says more than 1,700 people lost power around 10:30 p.m. on Monday night. Crews switched customers to an alternative circuit and had all service restored just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

In Preble County, a tree fell on power lines in New Westville, knocking out power to more than 1,300 DP&L customers. Power went out just after 3 a.m. on Tuesday and was restored for everyone in less than an hour.

High winds and heavy rain brought down a tree in Washington Township. The large tree fell across Rahn Road just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, blocking traffic in both directions. Crews cleared that scene just after 6:30 a.m., allowing traffic to begin flowing once again.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Mercer County around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night. At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, the National Weather Service still had not decided it it would send a survey team from Wilmington to see if a tornado actually touched down.

A NWS official tells 2 News that they’ll work with local EMA officials to determine if a survey is needed. When we learn more information about the possible survey, we’ll keep you updated on air and online. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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