Power outages reported in Columbus and central Ohio

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) —As many as 40,000 customers were without power throughout central Ohio as much of the area is under a high wind warning.

As of 8:15 a.m., AEP Ohio said more than 11,000 of those outages were reported in Franklin County. In Delaware County, 443 are without power. Marion County has 692 without power and Licking County has 1,180 without power.

AEP Ohio says the outages are weather-related. There is no clear estimate on restoration.

According to South Central Power, as of 8:15 a.m., an additional 1,225 are without power in Pickaway County, 615 in Fairfield County and 1,002 in Ross County.

Columbus fire department information shows reports of wires down or pole fires in several areas of Columbus.

A high wind warning for much of the area has expired, but Storm Team 4’s Liz McGiffin says you can still expect 30-35mph gusts.

Don’t forget to download the NBC4 Columbus News and Weather apps to get notifications on your phone on forecast updates from Storm Team 4.

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