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South Central Power Co. Workers Restoring Outages in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines/Kelsey Mallahan) -- Power has been restored to thousands of central Ohio homes affected by  Wednesday morning outages, though thousands more remain in the dark.

More than 6000 South Central Power Company customers awakened with no electric services due to the outages, the first of which were reported at approximately 1:30 a.m. Power was restored to all Franklin County customers by 9 a.m. Wednesday, along with the vast majority of affected homes in Fairfield, Fayette, Highland, Pike, Scioto, and Vinton Counties.

The news was worse for customers in Pickaway and Ross Counties, with nearly 3000 residents still lacking power at 9 a.m.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the outages, but believe the problem began at a Pickerington substation. South Central Power Company serves 112,942 customers in central Ohio.

Approximately 2500 American Electric Power customers in Pickaway County also experienced outages on Wednesday morning. Those services were quickly restored.
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