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AEP Ohio restoring power to customers after storm

AEP Ohio tweeted that more than 40 crews are on standby to respond to outages and visit damaged areas.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thousands of AEP Ohio customers in central Ohio were without power as heavy rain, heavy winds and thunderstorms are rolling through the area Saturday.

As of about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, the company's website showed that the outage was still impacting 752 customers in Franklin County, and 2,096 customers in Delaware County.

Most of the counties have seen a significant decrease in the number of people without power.

Earlier in the day, more than 9,700 customers were without power in Franklin County and more than 4,500 customers had no power in Athens County.

AEP Ohio tweeted that more than 40 crews are on standby to respond to outages and visit damaged areas.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of central Ohio until 2 p.m. The main concern was damaging winds as the line of storms in Northern Indiana moved through the area.

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