Stories tagged with: power outage

July 5, 2012 - 7:17am
2 years 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


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 - 3:19pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

Here are the latest numbers from American Electric Power.  In Muskingum County some progress is being made --  this morning there were over 15,700 customers without service…Tuesday later in the day --  it's 14,810.  In Perry County its just over 3,100…in Guernsey County is 7,771…Morgan County 3,115…Coshocton County its 2,807…in Noble County there are 945.  Leading the way in our area is Licking County which still has...

July 3, 2012 - 5:17am
2 years 41 weeks ago

As of 8p.m. Monday night American Electric Power had restored power to approximately 42 percent of the 660,000 affected by the storms that moved through the state, Friday. Here's a breakdown of how it looks in our area.

Muskingum: 15,784

Morgan: 3,469

Perry: 8,135

Noble: 2,046

Guernsey: 7,997

Coshocton: 2,654

Licking: 31,312

Fairfield: 14,471

American Electric Power reports that the Lancaster area should have power by midnight Saturday....

July 2, 2012 - 4:09pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

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...

July 2, 2012 - 4:33am
2 years 41 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department reminds residents that they should play it safe with refrigerated food during a power outage.

They recommend keeping the fridge and freezer doors closed as much as possible, food can be safely kept cold 4 hours if it is unopened, a freezer holds the temperature only 48 hours, food can be refrozen if it contains ice crystals, block ice or dry ice can be used to keep your fridge and freezer cold and discars meat, poultry, cheese, milk,...

July 1, 2012 - 12:23pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

According to AEP, restoration is expected to continue as follows for the majority of the customers affected.  This is an early estimate that could change if additional damaging weather hits the area.

These restoration times will be updated on an ongoing basis as assessment continues and repairs are made.

Zanesville is considered part of the "Newark Area".

Athens Area

June 30, 2012 - 10:15pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

AEP Ohio has restored power to more than 185,000 of the 660,000 customers affected by the catastrophic storms that moved through the state on Friday.  Approximately 475,000 customers remain without power.

  • Licking County: 44,187
  • Muskingum County: 19,813
  • Perry County: 10,237
  • Guernsey County: 9,188
  • Coshocton County: 6,438
  • Morgan County: 4,800
  • Noble County: 2,556


May 26, 2012 - 5:45pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Power has been restored in New Lexington after residents were left in the dark early this morning.

Officials at AEP Ohio said that an animal got caught in the transformer at a power station on North Main street.

The outage left several thousand customers without power, and some businesses were forced to close.

A manager at Kroger said the store suffered minor food losses as a result.

The outage also postponed the graduation ceremony at New Lexington High School.

April 26, 2012 - 5:12am
2 years 51 weeks ago

American Electric Power says most customers have their power back after an early morning thunderstorm.  At one point over 2000 customers lost service in Licking County and 350 in Muskingum County.  A-E-P says all service has been restored with the exception of 20 customers in the Ridge Road area.  Crews are currently working on that problem.

April 23, 2012 - 1:52pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

The high winds Monday caused damage around Zanesville and other parts of our area, as a result of a nor-easter making its way up the Atlantic coast.

Just after noon Monday, Luck Avenue was closed for over an hour after the winds knocked a large tree branch into a power line causing it to snap. The Zanesville Fire Department said the downed line caused a grass and debris fire near the intersection of Luck and Larzelere Avenues. The flames were contained quickly and the road remained...

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