AEP working to restore power to central Ohio customers


COLUMBUS - Thousands of residents were without power Thursday night, according to AEP Ohio.

Approximately 2,800 customers were without power in Franklin County with a majority of those in the Grandview Heights area.

AEP said a pole or wire went down at a residence in southwest Columbus around 5:50 p.m.

Technicians from AEP fixed the issue. It is known why the pole or wire fell.

Most of the power came back on before 9:30 p.m.

Across the county, approximately 3,500 customers were without power. That total includes the 2,800 above.

The other outages are a result of the weather Thursday morning.

There are still many without power, including 184 customers in Franklin County and more than 500 AEP customers in Licking County.

Earlier this morning, a power line fell across Interstate 70, causing local power outages. The highway has since been cleared.