Thousands without power overnight as strong winds bring down wires, trees in central Ohio

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — More than 1,600 customers in central Ohio remain without power Monday after strong winds toppled wires and trees Sunday afternoon.

AEP initially reported that 14,591 customers are without power Sunday evening — 12,048 in Columbus and 2,543 in the Newark area.

As of 12:50 p.m. Monday, there were more than 1,600 people without power throughout Central Ohio.

According to AEP, a large number of the outages in Columbus won’t be restored until between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday.

A photo sent to NBC4 from Barry Bassetti shows an uprooted tree damaging a sidewalk along Nashoba Ave in the Hilltop area.

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