475,000 customers still with out power
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 Sunday,.
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.
Please note: Opportunities to visit crew works to video and photograph work in progress will be made available late Sunday afternoon after staging locations are operational.