OHIO VALLEY — Power has been restored to all Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) customers and approximately 85 percent of AEP Ohio customers who lost electric service late Sunday after a line of strong, late-season thunderstorms moved through Ohio.
Fortunately, the worst weather spared Gallia and Meigs counties.
BREC reported 181 customers without power Sunday evening, but all had been restored by approximately 7 a.m. Monday. Most of those outages were in neighboring Lawrence County.
AEP Ohio experienced severe weather, including strong winds, potential tornados, and heavy rain, in all its districts as the storm passed. AEP Ohio and internal contract crews report that they have worked throughout the day Monday to restore service.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, approximately 5,000 customers remained without service, but most of those are not located in southeast Ohio. The storm knocked out power to approximately 33,500 AEP Ohio customers in all.
Current storm restoration information has been posted to aepohio.com. You also may view current outages by county by clicking on the “map of current outages” at aepohio.com.