UPDATE: Power restored to thousands of customers in Ohio and W.Va.

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JACKSON COUNTY (W.Va.) - UPDATE: 5/16/2018, 6:38 P.M.

Power has been restored after outages for thousands of customers in Jackson Co., W.Va., and Athens, Meigs and Washington counties in Ohio.

More than 11,000 Appalachian Power customers in Jackson County were without power Wednesday morning, but those outages had been repaired by Wednesday evening.

The storms also left a trail of outages in Athens, Meigs and Washington counties.

As of 6:35 P.M. Wednesday, AEP Ohio reported on its website 275 customers were without power in Meigs County, 15 customers still had outages in Washington County, and power has been restored to all customers in Athens County.


ORIGINAL STORY: 5/16/2018, 12:24 P.M.

Appalachian Power reports of 11,635 customers experiencing outages in Jackson County, as of 10:30 Wednesday morning. Restoration is estimated for 3 p.m.

Jackson County Emergency Services Director Walter Smittle says the county will not be setting up cooling stations because temperatures are expected to be moderate for the day.

American Electric Power Ohio reports 4,388 customers in Meigs County and 2,417 customers in Athens County are experiencing outages . Estimated restoration is 3 p.m.

The cause of the outages is unknown at this time.



 
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