|Internal and external line personnel working to restore power for AEP Ohio|
|Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:52 PM|
Newly issued advisory:
GAHANNA, Ohio -- Approximately 1,300 AEP Ohio and outside line resources
are committed to restoring power to the 573,000 customers who remain
without service from Friday’s catastrophic storm. Confirmed wind speeds
were in excess of 80 mph. Earlier today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a
state of emergency for the entire state.
Approximately 900 line personnel already are working in affected areas.
The remaining resources are en route and will be assigned to affected
areas across our service territory. In addition, more than 300 various
support personnel are engaged in the restoration effort.
Our latest assessment report shows we have more than 340 distribution
circuits out (a distribution circuit will carry anywhere from several
hundred to several thousand customers).
We have approximately 60 transmission lines down that feed our
distribution system, affecting approximately 390,000 of the total number
of customers who lost power because of the storm.
Of the customers who remain without power, more than 312,000 are located
in central Ohio. In Franklin County – the hardest hit area – the number of
affected customers stands at 198,000.
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