Nearly 1 Million Ohioans without power

Nearly 1 Million Ohioans without power

MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) - Many Ohioans continue to be without power from yesterday's severe storms.

More than 1,000 electric utility crews from other states are en route to restore power service to thousands of Ohioans impacted by the storm.

As of 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Ohio's electric utility providers had restored service to more than 105,000 customers. Following are the latest service restoration updates from Ohio's electric utility providers:

- American Electric Power: Approximately 595,000 customers remain without service;

- Dayton Power & Light: Approximately 85,000 customers remain without service;

- Duke Energy: Approximately 57,000 customers in the Cincinnati area remain without service; and

- First Energy: 18,000 customers remain without service in the Mansfield and Springfield areas.

The State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center is continuing to coordinate the state's response to the severe storms that swept through Ohio Friday.

One death has been confirmed in Muskingum County.

Ohioans are again reminded to exercise caution in the use auxiliary power/lighting sources such as generators and candles through the extended power outages across the state. With the large number of outages in Ohio, it is not known when power will be restored. Ohioans are encouraged to plan for a long-term outage, especially planning for any medical needs.

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