MT. STERLING, Ohio (WCMH) — Thousands of homes were without power Wednesday morning near Mt. Sterling, southwest of Columbus.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that roughly 99 percent of people in and around that area experienced outages early Wednesday morning.

AEP Ohio and South Central Power confirmed at 9:00 a.m. that power was restored to a majority of the area.

Earlier this morning, AEP Ohio reported nearly 1,500 outages while South Central Power reported more than 3,000.