COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — AEP provided an update Friday about ongoing restoration efforts for nearly 20,000 customers in three Ohio cities still without power as of 1:00 p.m.

Lightning and winds in excess of 75 miles per hour brought down more than 350 poles and 2,100 spans of wire across AEP’s service territory. In remaining hard-hit areas, drones and helicopters continue to be used to assess damage.

Restoration updates

Coshocton (80% assessed) Estimated Restoration Time: 6/18/2022 11:00 p.m.

  • 15 broken poles
  • 125 spans of wire down

Mt. Vernon (70% assessed) Estimated Restoration Time: 90% restored on 6/19/2022 12:00 p.m.

  • 42 broken poles
  • 150 spans of wire down

Zanesville (85% assessed) Estimated Restoration Time: 6/17/2022 4:00 p.m.

  • 18 broken poles
  • 90 spans of wire down

Restoration complete

Athens

  • 4 broken poles
  • 100 spans of wire down

Bucyrus

  • 10 broken poles
  • 30 spans of wire down

Chillicothe

  • 9 broken poles
  • 120 spans of wire down

 Columbus

  • 12 broken poles
  • 41 spans of wire down

Crooksville

  • 50 spans of wire down

 Delaware

  • 4 broken poles
  • 40 spans of wire down

Kenton

  • 15 broken poles
  • 20 spans of wire down

Lancaster

  • 20 spans of wire down

McConnelsville

  • 6 broken poles
  • 70 spans of wire down

Newark

  • 15 broken poles
  • 17 spans of wire down

Pomeroy

  • 9 broken poles
  • 250 spans of wire down