As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, AEP Ohio has restored power 74 percent of the 660,000 customers affected by the catastrophic storm that moved through the state June 29 and the additional 20,000 who lost power in the July 1 evening storm, according to a press release.
The release continued, "Approximately 171,000 AEP Ohio customers remain without power this afternoon.
The majority of the customers still without power are located in the central and southeastern Ohio Columbus, Newark and Athens service areas.
These areas include Athens, Fairfield, Franklin, Jackson, Licking, Meigs, Muskingum and Washington counties.
In central Ohio, approximately 41,000 remain without power in Franklin County and 20,000 in Licking County. At the peak, approximately 45 percent of AEP Ohio's 1.4 million customers were without power."