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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • AEP revises restoration estimate for the third time

  • Appalachian Power Company (AEP) revised its estimate for restoring electric service to customers in Jackson County for the third time in three days


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  • Appalachian Power Company (AEP) revised its estimate for restoring electric service to customers in Jackson County for the third time in three days Monday morning—targeting midnight Monday as the time for the restoration of service to 95% county residents.
    Earlier targets of Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and Sunday at 11:59 p.m. came and went as customers awaited restoration of electric service for the 10th day since the June 29 straight-line wind storm that ravaged county, state and regional utilities.
    Despite the arrival of utility workers from several other states to aid in the effort, extreme heat and more storms have hampered and setback the restoration efforts here.
    On Sunday, morning some 2,125 customers remained without power in Jackson County, but that number rose back to 3,540 following another storm Sunday evening.
    The number without power was back down to 1,662 (11 percent) Monday at 11:36 a.m., according to AEP.

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