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AEP power outage affects Meigs County

October 29, 2013

MEIGS COUNTY — Several AEP trucks were behind Pomeroy Village Hall Tuesday afternoon working to restore power to the area. Portions of Pomeroy, Syracuse and Racine were without power totaling nearly 1,500 customers as of Tuesday afternoon, or around 13 percent of Meigs County’s AEP customers. Officials with AEP Ohio said the outage was caused by a problem with an underground cable in the substation that serves that area. Approximately 380 customers were being switched to an alternate power source at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. No alternate power source was available for the remaining affected customers, but AEP officials said repairs are expected to be done for the remainder of those affected by 10 p.m. Tuesday.