Stories tagged with: AEP

July 4, 2013 - 12:01pm
41 weeks 2 days ago

American Electric Power reported that it was a squirrel in a substation that knocked out power to many of its Muskingum County customers Thursday morning.

AEP first reported the outage to 2,246 of its customers around 9:40 a.m. It took two hours for power to be fully restored.

AEP said the area involved in the outage included those south of Interstate 70 and east of Underwood Avenue and west of the Airport.

 

June 12, 2013 - 12:43pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric

Power, constantly has its eyes on the weather. The company’s internal

meteorologists are monitoring the approaching storm that is expected to

hit Ohio later Wednesday into Thursday.

Our meteorologists agree with area weather forecasts that there is

potential for this front to produce a squall line that could affect much

of the AEP Ohio’s service territory, as well as neighboring states. This

squall...

May 16, 2013 - 5:37pm
48 weeks 2 days ago

More than 700 students had the day off of school to learn about the environment and our local electricity plant.

"Earth Day is an event that the plant looks forward to all year. We plan for this and have 11 different schools that participate in Earth Day. We have 22 activities and 22 busses that are either here on site back in what we call our 40 acre field back here behind the plant," said Angela Larrick, Electrical Processor at AEP.

AEP started their Earth Day event...

January 29, 2013 - 8:54pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Traffic was shut down for about an hour from Blue Avenue to Newark Road due to a one vehicle crash.

According to Sergeant John McCoy, it appears the driver of a blue Oldsmobile was traveling southbound on Adair Avenue, intending to make a right turn on Old Newark Road. 

The driver told Sergeant McCoy that his blood sugar dropped, which caused him to black out, cross the center lane, travel off the road and crash into a telephone pole.

The driver was treated at the...

January 4, 2013 - 12:10pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

American Electric Power wants to make its customers pick up the $61.8 million dollar tab for repairs resulting from last summer’s severe storms.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that the reimbursement request the company filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is one of the largest ever in the State.  It would cost about $3.00 a month for a typical household and would be paid for a year.  That works out to about a 2-percent rate increase.  AEP’s...

July 5, 2012 - 7:17am
1 year 41 weeks ago

Here are the latest power outage numbers from American Electric Power as they work to restore service to counties in our area.

Muskingum: 12.701

Perry: 6,181

Morgan: 1,249

Noble: 628

Guernsey:7,035

Coshocton: 1,986

Fairfield: 9,050

Licking: 17,687

AEP said that 90 percent of the Newark area which includes Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties should have service by Sunday at midnight. 90 percent of McConnelsville should be up by Friday at...

July 3, 2012 - 6:13pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for those without power, but the news has not changed much from American Electric Power.

AEP is making progress, but is still saying they expect to have 90 percent of their customers restored to power by Sunday July 8th.

They choose the areas they service first by way of damage assessment.

"We'll go to the place where it appears that the entire circuit has been locked out. That way the first places that we go first is where we...

July 3, 2012 - 4:14pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

American Electric Power is urging its customers to conserve electricity Tuesday afternoon or risk further outages. AEP is still working to restore power to about 287,000 residents, the majority in central and southeastern Ohio.  The company said unless usage drops Tuesday afternoon it will be forced to take circuit’s offline which would cause additional outages.  AEP is asking for energy reductions until 7 p.m.

January 23, 2012 - 7:12am
2 years 12 weeks ago

***UPDATE***

A-E-P now says power has been restored to those who lost servcie.

 

 

Over 500 American Electric Power customers will wake up in the dark Monday morning.

The power company said calls started coming in around 9:45p.m. Sunday that he power had gone out.

A spokesperson said that the top of a pole broke off. They believe the problem was caused by weather we had over the weekend.

American Electric Power estimates that power should...

June 8, 2011 - 4:28pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

A major power outage in Muskingum County leaves thousands without electricity on one of the hottest days of the year.

American Electric Power Officials say around 11a.m. Wednesday a problem occurred when two transmission lines experienced an overload due to the high temperatures.
 

Officials say the lines then came in contact with some trees and knocked out service to more than 6,000 customers in the Zanesville area.
 

A helicopter is surveying the...

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