George Hiotis

Power Outage Update – 90% Get Power By Sunday

by George Hiotis on July 2, 2012 at 6:56 am

American Electric Power crews are making progress in getting people and business back on-line with power….but for most people it is not fast enough.  Here in Muskingum County there are still 17,408 people without power, but that is down from the 20,000 initially reported without service.

Muskingum County – 17,408
Perry County – 10,482
Guernsey County – 8584
Morgan County – 3,895
Coshocton County – 3,534
Noble County – 2,555

Licking County – 38,759
Guernsey Muskingum Electric Cooperative 5,500

American Electric Power reported to Whiz News that 90 percent of the Newark Service area – which includes Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties – will be back in service by midnight Sunday.  But certain areas – which have not yet been determined – will regain power sooner than that.  Officials say they simply don’t know who will be brought on-line first and that they are working their way through this catastrophic event.