DAYTON – The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), reported successfully restored power to 42,000 customers who lost power last weekend due to high winds that caused extensive damage to power lines and equipment.
DP&L replaced more than 80 poles and 15 transformers.
DP&L crews responded to more than 1,600 separate job sites and restored 100 percent of their customers by late Monday night, officials said in a press release. Crews continued working through mid-week inspecting and repairing damage caused by the winds, which reached gusts of more than 60 miles per hour in parts of the service territory.
DP&L had more than 600 people working on storm restoration, including additional crews called in from Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and other parts of Ohio. The crews worked 24 hours a day since the storm hit to repair damage to equipment, replace poles and connect downed lines.
According to the press release, safety is DP&L’s top priority. During outages, they ask the public to think about safety first — stay away from downed lines and always assume lines are live. If lines or equipment fall onto your car while driving, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency crews to assist you. Notify DP&L of downed power lines and outages by calling 877-4OUTAGE (877-468-8243).
Storm safety tips are also available on the website at www.dpandl.com/education/outage-tips.