DP&L has made significant progress over the last 24 hours.
The company said, “We surpassed our 95% restoration estimate of Wednesday evening two days early—last night. As a result of the progress we made, we have moved up our time estimate to restore smaller, localized outages to Thursday evening (previously we predicted it would be Friday to restore individual outages). After today, we will be working on the outages with fewer than 10 customers and those challenging, single outages. Assuming no more significant weather events, we will have all customers restored by Thursday night, ahead of our promised schedule. Given the weather patterns right now, storms could arise that cause more outages.”
As of 6:30 Tuesday night, 297 Logan County customers were without power, 194 customers were affected in Champaign County, and 247 in Shelby County.
You can see more at http://www.dpandl.com/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map/
DP&L has 1,450 people from 9 states focused on restoring power 24 hours a day until all customers have power. Crews work for 16 hours and take 8 hours rest. They work staggered shifts so crews are working day and night.
If you experience an outage or see a fallen power line, report it by calling 877-468-8243.
Think safety first: Always assume power lines are live and stay away from them. If you see downed power lines, or lines that are in contact with water, stay far away from the lines and the water.
If your power is out, make sure that all heat-producing appliances (ovens, ranges, toasters, curling irons, etc.) are turned off or disconnected from a source of electricity so that when power is restored, your home is safe from accidental fires. And keep generators far from your home & open windows.
Stay clear of our crews as they clear power lines and work to restore power for your safety and theirs.