COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — More 1,000 AEP customers in Athens County are without power after a line of strong storms moved through the area Wednesday afternoon.
According to AEP’s outage map, about 1,300 Athens County customers are without power as of 8:30 a.m., Thursday.
AEP said the power outage in Athens County is due to a power line being snapped, and is estimated to be restored around11 a.m. Thursday.
The map shows most of the outages were first reported between 4 and 5 p.m., about the time the storms moved through the area.
Across its coverage area, AEP reports around 2,000 customers without power.
AEP has not said what caused the outages.
The York Township Volunteer Fire Department posted photos of uprooted trees and downed branches across some roads just south of Nelsonville in Athens County.