COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Severe storms brought damage, power outages, and severe weather warnings to central Ohio for the second time in less than a week.
According to AEP, about 100,000 customers throughout its service area are without power as of 12 p.m., Tuesday.
In central Ohio, the company is reporting the following outages:
- Franklin County — 446
- Delaware County — 121
- Licking County –4,780
- Knox County — 13,706
- Richland County — 6,591
- Crawford County — 1,703
- Hardin County — 1,471
- Hancock County — 1,177
- Ross County — 3,462
- Pike County — 3,841
- Athens County — 1,120
- Coshocton County — 5,949
- Muskingum County — 8,595
- Marion County — 734
South Central Power is reporting approximately 750 outages in Pike County but otherwise spotty outages through its service area.
According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, there are trees down across the county, particularly in the areas of SR-41, SR-772, and Owl Creek Road. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving in the county.
The Peebles Volunteer Fire Department also shared a photo of downed wires and trees on State Route 41 north of town. It asked asking drivers to avoid the area until AEP comes to assess the damage.
The Ross County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook that funnel clouds were seen by first responders and weather spotters in Chillicothe.