{5:00 p.m.} UPDATE AEP is hoping to restore power to those affected by 7 p.m. tonight.

McKenzie Road Power Station

McKenzie Road Power Station

MOUNT VERNON — More than 2,200 Knox County residents are currently without power. No information is currently available as to the cause of the outage but a tree has fallen on power lines near a transformer station on McKenzie Road.

A call seeking information from AEP Ohio was not immediately returned.



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