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High winds Tuesday blew down this tree onto power lines near the American Electric Power station off McKenzie Road, north of Mount Vernon. Trees down near Longitude Drive knocked power out for approximately 2,200 residents on the northern edge of Mount Vernon until about 11 p.m.
High winds Tuesday blew down this tree onto power lines near the American Electric Power station off McKenzie Road, north of Mount Vernon. Trees down near Longitude Drive knocked power out for approximately 2,200 residents on the northern edge of Mount Vernon until about 11 p.m. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

Mount Vernon News
January 18, 2012 11:25 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — The damage caused to power lines was much more extensive than AEP Ohio first expected when power went out to 2,214 customers Tuesday afternoon about 4 p.m.

When first contacted by News, AEP Ohio estimated power would be restored by 7 p.m. However, a total of three lines were down and a double cross was broken on a power pole along Longitude Drive on the city’s north side, according an AEP Ohio spokesperson.

AEP crews worked all over the state to repair downed wired caused by the high winds that whipped through Ohio on Tuesday.

Power was restored to all 2,214 customers by 11 p.m.


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