High Winds Cause Damage, Leave Thousands Without Power


Photo credit: AEP Ohio

Photo credit: AEP Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--High winds that followed a cold front across central Ohio on Sunday left thousands without electricity, as trees and power lines were brought down.

AEP Ohio says at one point, 75,000 customers were left in the dark. As of early Monday morning, there were still nearly 4,500 customers in the Columbus area without electricity.

Crews expect restoration in the Columbus area to be completed by 6pm Monday evening.

In other parts of the area, South Central power says they had about 10,000 customers lose electricity on Sunday, and crews were able to restore about 4,000 of those by the end of the day.

Most of the outages for SCP were in Fairfield County.