American Electric Power says now only 253 customers are without power in Muskingum County after strong storms ripped through Southeastern Ohio late Saturday afternoon. A-E-P is reporting Sunday morning outages in the Zanesville area are expected to be repaired by 6:00 p.m. Sunday and that power in Guernsey, Perry and Licking Counties hasbeen restored.
***UPDATE*** Power restored in Zanesville Area ***UPDATE***
AEP Officials said the power outage might be equipment related.
Crews are still searching for the cause of the outage. Right now, crews are troubleshooting and trying to transfer customers to a different power source. Officials said it make take 3 to 4 hours to complete.
Some traffic lights are out. and four way intersections should be treated as four way stops during the outage period according to Ohio Traffic...
Some Muskingum County residents spent the overnight in the dark. American Electric Power says just before 1:00 a.m. power went out to over 16-hundred customers in the Pinkerton Lane area. A-E-P says the power outage lasted until around 5:30 Friday morning. One area school was closed due to the outage and another went on a two hour delay. A-E-P says the cause of the problem was a power pole that caught on fire and a power line that had to be replaced.
Some residents of Muskingum County are waking up without power Tuesday morning.
American Electric Power reports over 570 customers are without service at this time. The outages are in the Avondale, Frazeysburg, Dresden and Duncan Falls areas. AEP has no estimated time for the return of service, but crews are working on the problem.
There are also over 115 without power in Coshocton County. Crews are currently working to restore service in that area.
Some people woke up on Christmas Eve in the dark. Some severe storms made their way through our area overnight knocking out service to some American Electric Power Customers. A-E-P says 167 customers were without service in Muskingum County and another 163 customers were without power in Noble County. Power was restored by 6:30 a.m.
***UPDATE*** Power restored to all customers. ****UPDATE****
Some American Electric Power customers in Muskingum County are without service Tuesday morning. A-E-P says several residents in the area of Dietz Lane heard some loud popping noises and then lost service. The Mid-East Career Center on Richards Road is included in this power outage that is affecting over 1000 customers. A-E-P says it hopes to have service restored by 12:30 p.m.