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Power out to thousands on East Side

Power out to thousands on East Side

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – American Electric Power crews were working through the early-morning hours, trying to get the lights back on to thousands of customers in an area that contains one of the city’s largest hospitals.

UPDATE: AEP’s website indicated fewer than 200 customers remained without power at 10:00 a.m.

A problem at the utility’s transmission station on E. Broad Street caused the power to go out to more than 8,000 customers in eastern Franklin and western Licking County around 3:00 a.m. At the height of the outage, about 10,000 customers were affected, according to the utility’s website.

The affected area stretched along Broad Street from I-270 to Waggoner Road and included the Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Parts of the hospital campus lost service and received power via generator, but some patients intensive-care unit were transferred to sections of the hospital where the power supply was not impacted, spokesman Jason Koma said.

The emergency department diverted ambulances to other facilities, Koma said.

Anyone with outpatient procedures scheduled at the hospital Tuesday were encouraged to contact their provider for the latest information.

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