High Winds Causing Power Outages Around the Region

A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 9 this (Wednesday) evening.

Power lines have been reported down across the region.

A small number of residents in Hardin County are without electric, that according to the AEP Ohio website.

As of 2 p.m., approximately 38,000 customers are currently without power.

This number has the potential to climb as high winds are expected to continue into the evening hours.

A full contingent of crews is assessing damage and restoring power as weather conditions allow. When sustained winds are above 30 mph, lineworkers are prohibited from using bucket trucks due to safety concerns until the winds subside.

Power outages and downed lines can be reported on the AEP Ohio mobile app and AEPOhio.com.

The approximate number of outages in our AEP Ohio region are as follows:

Bucyrus: 219

Lima: 2,348

 

We’ve also hear of a semi overturned on U.S. 68 south of Findlay, and a crash was reported on State Route 31 in Union County.

 

Drive with care this afternoon. That means pay full time attention and keep both hands on the wheel.