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Update: According to Wood County Electric Cooperative, a transformer in AEP’s substation caught fire, and is the culprit in severing their transmission feed – causing an outage to 7 of their substations. “We have rerouted the circuits that we were able to, which restored power to critical facilities such as the hospital, nursing facility and others. AEP is currently working on restoring their transmission feed which should get power to the remaining meters.”

Power has been restored for many, but crews are still working to restore power in some areas.

Original Post: According to a Wood County Electric Cooperative, nearly 12,000 are without power in Wood County. It is unclear if the power outage is weather related. According to a post by Wood County Electric Cooperative on their Facebook page, “It’s a transmission issue. Power cannot be restored to any substations until the transmission provider restores power.”

The site says that crews are working to restore power, but no estimate of when the power will be restored is available at this time.

For near real time outage information you can see the outage map here: http://www.wcec.org/outage-center/current-outages/