Emergency responders have a message for those suffering the affects of storm damage that are moving through our area.
Authorities are asking residents to not call 911 for non-emergency storm problems. They are asking that they call their electric provider to report any outages.
Currently American Electric Power reports that 1,184 customers in Muskingum County are without power, 6,603 are without service in Licking County and 4824 in Fairfield County.
There are reports of storm damage from all parts of the county including Garden Road, Henry Street, Sharon Avenue and Spangler.
We are also hearing reports of gas leaks and high tension lines that have snapped.
If you are traveling around the area do so with caution.
WHIZ is continuing to monitor the storm and crews are out on the scene of several storm damage reports. Check back later for further updates. Send any storm damage photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org