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Power restored in Meigs County after overnight outage

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Published: Apr. 6, 2017 at 11:01 AM EDT
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UPDATE: 04//06/2017 2:20 P.M.

Utility crews have restored power to about 800 customers across a section of Meigs County.

Power came back on late Thursday afternoon.

According to AEP Ohio's website, the outage occurred about 11 p.m. Wednesday following a rain and windstorm that hit the region.


UPDATE: 04//06/2017 2:20 P.M.

Utility crews continue working to restore power to about 800 customers across a section of Meigs County.

AEP Ohio says on its website that about 800 customers are still without power after a wind and rainstorm hit the region Wednesday night.

The outage began about 11 p.m. Wednesday, and the utility now estimates on its website that it could be 5:30 p.m. today before service is back to normal.

The storm also knocked out power to several hundred residents in Washington County about 10 p.m. Wednesday, but those customers regained power about noon today.


UPDATE: 04//06/2017 12:25 P.M.

Power has been fully restored to AEP Ohio customers in Washington County who lost service during a wind and rainstorm Wednesday evening.

About 1,000 AEP customers in Washington County were without power during the height of the storm, according to Sheriff Larry Mincks.

Most of the outages were in the Cutler and Little Hocking areas.

Service was restored shortly before noon.

Elsewhere, AEP crews are still working on an outage covering parts of Meigs County.

As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, about 800 customers still were without power.

AEP estimates on its website that service could be restored by about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.


More than 325 AEP Ohio customers in Washington County remain without power Thursday morning, following stormy weather Wednesday night.

According to AEP’s website, the outage began about 10 a.m. and continued throughout the morning.

An outage map on AEP’s website shows many of those affected are in the Little Hocking and Cutler areas.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says about 1,000 customers lost power during the height of last night’s storm.

AEP estimated on its website that service should be restored about noon Thursday.

Elsewhere, about 775 AEP customers across a section of Meigs County are still without power following an outage that began about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

AEP estimates that it will be about 3;30 p.m. Thursday before service is restored.

No outages were reported this morning in the local area of West Virginia served by First Energy’s Mon Power.

A 46 mile-per-hour wind gust and about six-tenths of an inch of rain were recorded overnight at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

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