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According to the AEP website, power has been restored to all but a handful of customers in the Findlay area. AEP stated that less than five customers were still without power at around 3:30 p.m.

The power outage affected much of the southwest portion of Findlay, and areas west and north of the city today, with an estimated 1,300 customers without power.

AEP’s outage map showed the areas affected include the region just south of Ohio 613 to about a mile west of Findlay along U.S. 224 and Hancock County 95. The outage stretches to the south end of the city to Hancock County 81 and then extends northeast to the area of Ohio 568 and 180.

Northeast Findlaywas not affected by the outage.

A representative from AEP said today’s power outage was caused by an “equipment issue” at the company’s station on Township Road 94.
The Liberty-Benton School District was affected by the outage. During the outage. Superintendent Mark Kowalsk tweeted: “We are currently out of power in all of our district facilities. Our students and staff are warm, safe, dry, and proceeding with lunch at this time. We will be dismissing and running our bus routes at their normal times.”

The outage knocked out power to several stop lights in the area.