Power should be restored by tonight for nearly 700 in Clark County

Nearly 700 Ohio Edison customers in Clark County remain with power after tornadoes touched down in Riverside and Clark County.

The majority of outages Wednesday were reported in Clark and Montgomery counties, where at one point about 9,000 customers were in the dark in just those two counties, according to Ohio Edison and AES Ohio.

There were 694 customers without power as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Ohio Edison outage map.

“We continue to do work around the clock in 16-hour shifts to restore power to the customers who remain without (it),” said Lauren Siburkis, spokeswoman for Ohio Edison. “We do have utility personnel from less impacted areas helping as well.”

Siburkis said they plan to have customers back up and running by 11:30 p.m.

The damage crews are working mainly on downed trees and debris falling into power lines and equipment, but have replaced several broken poles and down lines as well.

“Safety is our top priority. We still have a lot of tree debris and storm damage that’s out there. Use caution with any tree debris, down or low hanging wire in debris, and if you see any, assume that it’s energized and dangerous and report it to 911,” Siburkis said.

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