GAHANNA – About 83 percent of AEP Ohio customers impacted by the July 10 storm have been restored to service. As of 9 a.m. on July 12, approximately 26,700 customers remain without power across the company’s service territory in Ohio and West Virginia. At the peak of the storm approximately 152,000 customers were left without power.
“We understand that power outages are an inconvenience and our crews are committed to doing what it takes to restore power as safely and quickly as possible,” said Pablo Vegas, President and COO – AEP Ohio. “We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we complete our restoration efforts.”
The following locations have had power restored and are considered 100 percent complete: Wellston, northeast Columbus, northwest Columbus, Delaware, Cambridge and Zanesville. As crews complete restoration in other areas of the service territory, they will be moved into the hard-hit area of Western Ohio and focus on the communities of Fremont, Fostoria and Tiffin. More than 2,400 field personnel are dedicated to this restoration effort.
Crooksville – noon on Saturday (100% restored)
McConnelsville – noon on Saturday (100% restored)
Mt. Vernon – 6 p.m. on Friday
Newark – 11 p.m. Friday (100% restored)