On Friday afternoon, Jeff Rennie, spokesperson for American Electric Power said, there were 60 customers in Meigs County and 27 in Gallia County still without power, but they were expected to be back on the grid by 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
Rennie said on Friday that the majority of the remaining outages were “single outages” and were taking slightly more time to repair.
Also on Friday afternoon, Debra Sword, manager of member services for Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, said there were 10 customers in Meigs County still without power and two in Gallia County.
Sword said the cooperative hoped to have these customers back on the grid by the end of the day on Friday. BREC has just over 1,312 customers in Meigs County and 5,901 in Gallia County.
At the peak of the wind storm that struck the area during the evening and night of Feb. 11-12, approximately 167,500 AEP Ohio customers were affected but by Friday, 88 percent of those had power restored. On Friday, 17,000 AEP Ohio customers remained without power.
A day after the wind storm, BREC reported 7 percent of their 19,271 customers were without power.