UPDATE: Power has been restored to thousands of AEP customers in Franklin County.
COLUMBUS - American Electric Power is working to restore electricity in Franklin County.
AEP's power outage map currently shows more than 9,500 customers are without power.
According to the website, the estimated restoration time is 8 a.m.
Columbus Police report several traffic lights are out in the Bethel Road and Godown Road. Motorists are advised to treat these as a 4-way stop.