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Appalachian Power reaches 95 percent completion, AEP Ohio at 99.8 percent

by on July 10, 2012
Appalachian Power storm restoration work in Putnam County, W.Va.

Appalachian Power has completed power restoration to all but 24,400 customers in West Virginia and Virginia after storms on July 8 extended restoration times for some customers. Crews will wrap up most of the remaining restoration work in Appalachian service territory by this evening. 

There will still be a number of scattered outages affecting small clusters of customers, and crews will continue to clear up these outages over the next few days until all work is 100 percent complete.

Restoration is now at least 95 percent complete, which takes into account all of the outages caused by each of five storms that have caused outages including the June 29 storm. As of Tuesday morning, Appalachian Power continues to work to restore power to 21,700 customers in West Virginia and 2,700 in Virginia who are without service. 

Appalachian Power was on target to reach 95 percent completion by Sunday night, July 8, but severe thunderstorms that moved through the area caused 30,000 additional customers to lose power. Initially, 570,000 customers were without power after the June 29 derecho storm system passed through; since then, four additional storms have caused additional outages.

AEP Ohio is 99.8 percent complete with restoration process 

AEP Ohio has completed restoration of power to 99.8 percent of the customers able to accept service affected by the June 29 storms. There are approximately 1,000 AEP Ohio customers that remain without power today as a result of the storms.

AEP Ohio customers remaining without power in Newark and Zanesville should have full restoration by 6 p.m. today, and customers in Athens and Wellston still without power should be restored by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Initially, 660,000 AEP Ohio customers lost service due to the storms.

View AEPOhiotv for videos on YouTube related to the storm restoration effort.

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