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UPDATE: Power Restored to Hundreds After Outage Early Tuesday

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UPDATE:

All power was restored at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday.

 


 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Thousands of people throughout Ohio and West Virginia were trying to stay warm while their power was out on Tuesday morning.

As of 10:30 a.m., about 600 AEP customers are without power, including hundreds in Warwood, 139 in Marshall County, and about 60 in Rayland. Power in the Warwood area is expected to be restored by 1 p.m., while no restoration time has been set in Marshall County and Rayland.

AEP said they were prepared for the power outages and any others that could happen throughout the valley. AEP external affairs manager Carmen Prati-Miller says one of the most important things you can do once your power is out is to check all the places that could be potentially dangerous if the power comes back on. She said, "If they happen to be using their electric stove at the time, the first thing you want to do is turn that stove off in the event that the power comes back on and you might have had a towel or something laying on the stove to avoid a possible fire. So you know you need to be aware of what was going on when the power went out and make sure that you've left the situation safely."

Miller also said to check the area around you and see if there's anyone else without power and call the outage reporting number on your electric bill. She also reminded residents that power outage fixes are prioritized according to the largest number of buildings without power first.