|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.
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