Stories tagged with: power outage

May 26, 2012 - 5:45pm
2 years 6 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 10 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 11 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...

April 23, 2012 - 1:04pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The high winds have knocked out power to some homes in Muskingum and Licking Counties.  American Electric Power says there are 963 customers in Muskingum County without service and another 900 in the Newark area of Licking County are in the dark.  A-E-P says the high winds are knocking trees and tree branches into power lines. A-E-P says they expect to have all service restored by 7 pm  Monday.

February 29, 2012 - 6:15pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The thunderstorm related power outages Wednesday morning caused problems for some people in the area. So what's the best way to prepare for the next weather event.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a checklist of things to do before an incident occurs. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said that food is always a big concern, and after a couple hours without power, make sure you keep the refrigerator door closed.

"Anything longer than that, you might want to get a cooler...

February 29, 2012 - 12:00pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The early morning storms that rumbled through Zanesville and other parts of southeastern Ohio caused some power outages early Wednesday morning. American Electric Power says at its peak there were 4057 customers in the dark in Muskingum County and 1414 in Perry County. The power disruption also knocked off air Whiz T-V, A-M 1240 Radio, Z-92 and Highway 103 The outages occurred just before 6:30 a.m. A-E-P told Whiz News that it was a transmission problem with two sub-stations. At 9:45 a.m....

January 23, 2012 - 7:12am
2 years 24 weeks ago


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...

January 11, 2012 - 4:16pm
2 years 25 weeks ago


By 4:30 pm all power restored in Muskingum and Perry Counties according to American Electric Power.



Some American Electric Power customers in Muskingum and Perry Counties are without service. An A-E-P spokesman says 1100 customers are affected in the Crooksville area and 172 are without service in the Frazeysburg Road area. Officials say the problem in Perry County is a fire behind the sub-station on West Main Street in Shawnee and...

November 29, 2011 - 9:38am
2 years 32 weeks ago

Some American Electric Power Customers in Muskingum County woke up in the dark Tuesday morning. A-E-P officials say equipment failure near Dresden around 6:00 a.m. knocked out service to about 250 customers. A-E-P says service is expected to be restored by 11:00 a.m.

July 19, 2011 - 7:47am
2 years 51 weeks ago

The storms that rumbled through Ohio have left some American Electric Power customers without power Tuesday Morning.
A-E-P says in Muskingum County 451 are without service and 402 customers are without power in Licking County. Officials say a broken power pole on Dresden Road is the cause of the power outage in Muskingum County and service should be restored by 10:00 am. No word on when the Licking County outage will be corrected.

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