Power poles snapped; Ohio 122 closed in Eaton


EATON — Ohio 122 between Winters and Camden Roads remains closed due to 17 electric poles which snapped during the severe storm that blew through the area late Thursday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Mike Simpson, DP&L has several crews headed to the area, but the road closure could last up to two days while electric crews make the necessary repairs.

Simpson’s advice: stay away.

The poles are part of a major transmission line. Power is currently out on the east side of Lakengren and the west side of Eaton.

“It’s going to be a mess out here,” Simpson said, noting DP&L said they have a “small army” on the way to work on the damage.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is setting up a detour around the location of the downed lines.

DP&L officials report over 450 homes without power in Preble County.

According to Simpson, other wind damage and power outages in Preble County were “spotty.”

Trees came down on several streets in Eaton, Waterworks Park, at the Eaton Country Club and other locations in city limits. A sign at the Red Mule Restaurant in Eaton was blown down as well.

Watch for updates in The Register-Herald.

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