UPDATE: As of 7:55 p.m., the outages that affected nearly 10,000 AEP customers in the Whitehall and Bexley areas have been repaired and power has been restored.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Multiple outages in the Whitehall and Bexley areas have left nearly 10,000 AEP customers without power.

According to AEP, approximately 9,639 customers are without power as of 5:41 p.m. on the east and northeast sides of the Columbus area.

Whitehall Police posted a tweet warning drivers to treat all malfunctioning traffic lights as four-way stops.

AEP reports that service should be restored to a majority of these customers by 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In a post to its Facebook page, AEP said the outage appears to be equipment-related at a substation in the Whitehall area.