We know many in our communities were impacted by the winter storm that hit last week — icy conditions brought down trees and power lines across Ohio. We truly appreciated your patience and understanding as we worked to get the power restored in the hardest hit areas as quickly as we safely could.
After the storm hit, our crews quickly jumped into action to assess the damage to our equipment and determine the resources needed to make repairs. In hard to reach areas, we utilized drones and helicopters to get a better look at the damage caused by the storm. Our forestry team also removed downed trees and cleared the way for our lineworkers to restore power. Across the state, we replaced more than 120 poles and restrung over 1,800 spans of electric wire.
For those directly impacted by the storm, we know it wasn’t easy to be without power, especially with the cold temperatures. For those the storm spared, thank you for your words of encouragement. Our community is stronger together and we’re proud to be a part of yours.
To stay in-the-know when the next storm strikes, be sure to download the AEP Ohio mobile app or sign up for text alerts. Take a look at our storm restoration photo album from Winter Storm Landon here.