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South Central Power Co. Restores Services to Thousands After Outages

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines/Kelsey Mallahan) -- Power has been restored to thousands of central Ohio homes affected by  Wednesday morning outages, though thousands more remain in the dark.

More than 6000 South Central Power Company customers awakened with no electric services due to the outages, the first of which were reported at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Power was restored to all Franklin County customers by 9 a.m. Wednesday, along with the vast majority of affected homes in Fairfield, Fayette, Highland, Pike, Scioto, and Vinton Counties. Thousands of South Central customers in Pickaway and Ross Counties were forced to wait hours longer for power to be restored to their homes.

South Central officials described the outages as a domino effect that began at a substation in Pickerington before quickly moving to Canal Winchester and Lithopolis.

Company officials blamed some of the outages on problems with a transmission line maintained by American Electric Power.

South Central Power Company serves 112,942 customers in central Ohio.
 
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