GAHANNA, Ohio – By 6:00 p.m. July 1, AEP Ohio had restored power to more than 250,000 of the 660,000 customers affected by the catastrophic storms that moved through the state June 29. A line of new storms has resulted in 20,000 additional customer outages this evening.
Approximately 435,000 customers remain without power at 9 p.m. tonight. At the peak of the storm on June 29, approximately 45 percent of AEP Ohio customers were without power.
AEP Ohio is working around the clock to restore service to customers as safely and quickly as possible. Personnel dedicated to system repairs work 16 hours a day. Support resources work through the night to reconcile restoration completed during the day to prepare work packages, maps and instructions for the crews to use the following morning.