Storms knocked out power to over 66,000 in Ohio Aug. 26–29

Severe weather producing multiple storms moved across Ohio over the weekend knocking out power to at least 66,853 customers starting Friday night and continuing into Sunday evening, Aug. 28.

Utility crews worked around the clock making repairs caused by downed trees and power lines. As of 3:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 29, only 3,313 customers remained without power, according to a summary from the Department of Energy (DOE).

Dayton Power & Light (DPL), which is part of AES (NYSE:AES) was the hardest hit utility with at least 43,000 customer outages. DPL expected full restoration before Aug. 30.

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