Power has been restored to Hamilton customers following storm

Trees and power lines were down at Liberty Avenue and North 'F' Street in Hamilton after a storm around 3 p.m. Tues., May 3, 2022. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Trees and power lines were down at Liberty Avenue and North 'F' Street in Hamilton after a storm around 3 p.m. Tues., May 3, 2022. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

UPDATE @ 6:50 p.m.:

Dalton Marcum, Hamilton’s systems engineer, reports that power has been restored to all city electric customers. However, if anyone is still without power, they should call 513-785-7550.

UPDATE @ 5:02 p.m.:

The city of Hamilton is reporting that three-fourths of the major outage is clear, and High Street is completely energized again.

The following areas are still without power: Fourth Street, Miami Street, North 7th Street, Poplar Street, Fordson Heights, North 10th Street, Stewart Street, Fernway Drive, Dayton Street.

The city did just receive a notice of a new outage on University Boulevard that is impacting the Miami University Regionals campus due to a car accident. Streets impacted by this outage include University, and Marshall, Willams Ave, and Fairview avenues.

Crews have been dispatched to the impacted and restoration efforts are underway, according to the city.

ORIGINAL POST @ 4:26 p.m.:

A quick storm around 3 p.m. this afternoon swept through Hamilton, and parts of the city were damaged or without power.

Two major areas were without power for a brief time, but one area ― Dayton Lane and High Street ― is still without power, as are the Greenwood Avenue and Buckeye Street areas of town.

There are about a half-dozen other areas around the city that are smaller outages, impacting a couple of homes and will require crews to physically check if it’s a downed pole or trees tangled in electric wires.

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A vehicle near North 'F' Street and Liberty Avenue in Hamilton was struck during a storm that rolled through around 3 p.m. Tues., May 3, 2022. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

A vehicle near North 'F' Street and Liberty Avenue in Hamilton was struck during a storm that rolled through around 3 p.m. Tues., May 3, 2022. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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A vehicle near North 'F' Street and Liberty Avenue in Hamilton was struck during a storm that rolled through around 3 p.m. Tues., May 3, 2022. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Some of the smaller outages could take a couple of hours to rectify, according to the city.

The city released the following locations are without power:

North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., High Street, North 6th Street, North 4th Street, Buckeye Street, Maple Avenue, One Renaissance Center and Government Services Center buildings and areas, Fourth Street, Miami Street, North 7th Street, Poplar Street, Fordson Heights, North 10th Street, Stewart Street, Fernway Drive, Dayton Street.

All necessary personnel has been dispatched and restoration efforts are underway.

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A tree was down on Dayton Street near Jolly's on Ohio 4 after a storm Tues., May 3, 2022 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

A tree was down on Dayton Street near Jolly's on Ohio 4 after a storm Tues., May 3, 2022 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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A tree was down on Dayton Street near Jolly's on Ohio 4 after a storm Tues., May 3, 2022 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

The city advises people to stay away from any downed power lines and anything with which they come in contact, especially metal fences. Any downed power line should be treated as if it’s energized.

If you see a downed power line please call 911.

A Tornado Watch is in effect through 9 p.m. for Butler, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties, issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

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