Power outage update

Jul 5, 2012

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency says more than 200-thousand people are without power this morning following last weekend's thunderstorms. The bulk of the outages still belong to customers of American Electric Power. The company says service may not be restored until the end of the week. Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives have 20-thousand customers without service. FirstEnergy has 750 customers without power, and Dayton Power & Light is restoring power for 500 customers. Meanwhile a storm overnight downed power lines along I-670, forcing crews to shut down a section of the highway on the east side while the lines were being cleared. The highway has since reopened.