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AEP Ohio restoration efforts continue with service restored to more than 185,000
Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:19 PM

GAHANNA, Ohio – AEP Ohio has restored power to more than 185,000 of the

660,000 customers affected by the catastrophic storms that moved through

the state June 29. Approximately 475,000 customers remain without power at

10 a.m. today, July 1.


At the height of the storm, thunder, lightning and high winds of more than

80 mile per hour, knocked down transmission structures, poles, power lines

and trees across AEP Ohio’s service territory. The central Ohio counties

of Franklin, Delaware and Licking were the hardest hit, with approximately

345,000 customers affected.


AEP Ohio has more than 1,800 AEP Ohio and outside line resources and more

than 300 various support personnel committed to restoring power to the

customers who remain without service from the storm. The company will

continue efforts to bring in additional resources as they become available

to bolster the number of outside resources already deployed to restore

power or still en route. Competition for available outside resources has

been heavy because of the number of states affected by the event.