Stories tagged with: power outage

July 2, 2012 - 3:33am
3 years 21 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 - 11:23am
3 years 21 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 - 9:15pm
3 years 21 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 - 4:45pm
3 years 26 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 - 4:12am
3 years 31 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 - 12:52pm
3 years 31 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 - 12:04pm
3 years 31 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 - 5:15pm
3 years 39 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 - 11:00am
3 years 39 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 - 6:12am
3 years 44 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...

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