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AEP Working to Restore Services to Customers After Central Ohio Storms

LICKING COUNTY (Ken Hines) -- AEP crews are working to restore power to residents still affected by outages caused by Sunday night's storms.

Strong winds brought down several poles and wires in central Ohio, knocking out power for thousands of people.

Hebron was among the areas most impacted by the storm, where winds that reached 65 MPH caused several poles to fall along SR-79.

The downed poles impacted traffic and prevented many residents from reaching their homes, forcing them to wait as crews cleared dangerous lines from the area.

"I've been about half-asleep, just waiting, hoping somebody came along and cuts the wires out of the way so I can get back to my house," Greenbrier Mobile Home Park resident Rodney Rine said.

Rine and all other Greenbrier residents affected by the storm were able to reach their homes on Monday morning.

American Electric Power (AEP) crews restored power to approximately 18,000 people by 8 a.m. Monday, and were working to do the same for nearly 1000 customers still affected by outages at that time.
 
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