CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- The lights are back on for the majority of Ohioans who experienced power outages following Wednesday's severe storms.
AEP Ohio President Pablo Vegas said Friday morning that approximately 27,000 customers remain without power in Ohio and West Virginia. At the peak of the outages on Thursday morning, nearly 153,000 customers were without service.
Brian Bennett reported Friday morning power had been restored to all but 12 Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Co-op customers, down from 3,200 on Wednesday night.
Washington Electric Co-op and South Central Power said that all of their customers' service had been restored by Friday morning, as well.
The strong band of storms that swept across Ohio on Wednesday afternoon brought with it torrential rain and high winds, leaving many areas flooded or without electricity. The National Weather Service confirmed on Thursday that five tornadoes were spotted across the Buckeye State.