AEP Working Hard To Overcome Power Outages In Ohio

February 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
g12c00000000000000022476d9f12088eee2a9db17c07be00ca78265f59Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Along with braving the winter storm, the state of Ohio is now faced with a major crisis after reports of 459 homes suffering from power loss were reported. All these 459 customers are reportedly users of the AEP. While 158 customers out of these 459 homes belong to the Tuscarawas County, reports claim that most of the American Electric Power outages have occurred in the Columbus area.

The possible threat of a major winter storm is not yet over, with a major amount of snow fall having already taken place in the state. According to the latest reports, AEP has said that they are expecting more than 470 line workers with 120 damage assessors to travel to the state for making necessary preparations for combating the major snow storm that is likely to hit Ohio. All these workers will be going to the state from across eight southern states of the nation for safety preparations in order to prevent the power outages which are likely to be affected as a result of the excess accumulation of ice and the high-speed stormy winds. A large number of power losses are being reported to the heavy ice accumulation since the weight of the ice is going on to bring the trees and power lines down.

The freezing rain also hampers the chances of replacing the wires, poles and transformers by the AEP workers. According to sources, officials of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s office have received reports that a major outage has occurred in Mineral City. However, the loss is expected to have been restored by now. In the middle of such a chaos, AEP has lent out their complete support to its customers helping them to overcome the power crisis.

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