Created on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Dayton Power & Light Co. crews are staying put for the next few days, ready to respond to outages that may occur from high winds predicted to hit the company’s service region.
“We have been watching the weather forecast for several days and based on those forecasts, we have decided to keep our line and tree trimming crews in the Miami Valley until the weather passes,” said spokeswoman Lesley Sprigg. “Once the winds have subsided and service has been restored to our customers, we will be sending crews east to help with restoration in those areas.”
DP&L will further help by opening space to East Coast utilities at its call center as call volume permits.
Around 200 employees scheduled to work DP&L’s telephone banks and outage analysis center.
In the Miami Valley, DP&L is preparing to respond to tree limbs or uprooted trees into power lines. There are 400 employees and contractors ready to respond. Maintenance and construction crews also may be used to help with restoration efforts.
To notify DP&L of lines that are down, call 877-4OUTAGE (877-468-8243). If it is a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1.