More Than 345,000 Central Ohio AEP Customers Still Without Power


More than 345,000 central Ohio AEP customers are still without power on Saturday because of Friday evening’s storms.

AEP officials said that Franklin County was one of the hardest hit counties in terms of power outages, with more than 200,000 customers affected. 

According to officials, the storm was a larger event than Hurricane Ike that struck in September 2008.

Wind speeds from the storm were reported at 80 to 85 miles per hour, 10TV News reported.

Estimated “Event” restoration times by affected area:

Note: All times are for 90 percent restoration
Athens Area

Gallipolis: Midnight July 6

Lancaster: Midnight July 7

Marietta: Midnight July 6

Pomeroy: Midnight July 6

Wellston: Midnight July 10
Canton Area

Coshocton: Midnight July 5

New Philadelphia:   Noon July 1
Chillicothe Area

Chillicothe: Midnight July 5

Chesapeake:  Midnight July 4

Hillsboro: Midnight July 2

Ironton: Midnight July 4

Portsmouth:   Midnight July 5
Columbus Area

Delaware: Midnight July 2

Northeast: Midnight July 7

Northwest: Midnight July 7

Southeast: Midnight July 6

Southwest: Midnight July 3
Newark Area

All areas: Midnight July 8
Ohio Valley Area

Belmont: Midnight July 4

Steubenville: Midnight July 2

Wheeling: Midnight July 6
Western Ohio Area

Bucyrus: Midnight July 3

Findlay: Midnight July 7
enton: Midnight July 4

Lima:  Midnight July 7

Ottawa: Midnight July 7

Upper Sandusky:  Midnight July 3

Van Wert: Midnight July 7

AEP Ohio serves 1.5 million customers in 65 counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

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