Ice Storm Leaves Thousands Without Po...

Ice Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 10 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Feb 2, 2011, titled Ice Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

An ice storm that moved through Ohio has left hundreds of thousands of power customers in the dark and has closed schools in many of the state's largest districts.

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Linda Bundy

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 2, 2011
How do we find out about any nearby shelters if we cannot stay in our home?
Guido

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 2, 2011
Linda Bundy wrote:
How do we find out about any nearby shelters if we cannot stay in our home?
Go to a hotel unless you want to up your chances of bed bugs, molestation, or smelly people
JoeyG

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 2, 2011
It is sad that AEP is given a virtual monopoly on electricity transmission in this area and are supposed to be responsible for reliability. With the BILLIONS of dollars in profit they make every year and rising utility costs, they do not invest in a project(s) to bury existing overhead power lines.
Temperatures are falling to sub-freezing levels and customers are suffering power outages that AEP said could last 4 to 6 days. Burying the lines is not fool proof but adds a great deal to reliability to the grid. This is a matter of public safety. However, AEP would rather pocket the money and tell people they are on their own for the next several days.
OSU

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 2, 2011
JoeyG wrote:
It is sad that AEP is given a virtual monopoly on electricity transmission in this area and are supposed to be responsible for reliability. With the BILLIONS of dollars in profit they make every year and rising utility costs, they do not invest in a project(s) to bury existing overhead power lines.
Temperatures are falling to sub-freezing levels and customers are suffering power outages that AEP said could last 4 to 6 days. Burying the lines is not fool proof but adds a great deal to reliability to the grid. This is a matter of public safety. However, AEP would rather pocket the money and tell people they are on their own for the next several days.
Oh wow! I have been searching for some type of timeline as to when they may possibly have areas back up and running. I have found nothing. You heard 4 to 6 days???
Fredericktown Ohio

Beloit, OH

#5 Feb 2, 2011
Talked to AEP on the phone, they stated 4pm on Friday.
JoeyG

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 2, 2011
OSU wrote:
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Oh wow! I have been searching for some type of timeline as to when they may possibly have areas back up and running. I have found nothing. You heard 4 to 6 days???
http://www2.nbc4i.com/weather/2011/feb/02/2/p...

Here is the quote from the story,"An AEP spokesperson told NBC4 it would be a difficult restoration process that could take four to six days total."
Really

Pickerington, OH

#7 Feb 2, 2011
Yup. No power at home and boy it is gonna get chilly!
Andrew

Grove City, OH

#8 Feb 2, 2011
For $299 we have a generator running all the important stuff in our house...even the furnace blower. It's cozy & warm and my neighbor and I are taking turns buying gas (about 8 gallons every 24 hours). Why anyone would not have this little piece insurance amazes me. Stay safe everyone.
Elaine

Naperville, IL

#9 Feb 2, 2011
I agree with the rants about AEP. Record profits but no money to invest in improving the infrastructure.

For a storm that has been predicted for days, 4-6 days to restore power is totally unacceptable. Who will make AEP responsible for losses incurred, spoiled food, lodging, etc.? Seriously, is there a politician who would help us stand up to this nonsense?
JoeyG

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 2, 2011
Elaine wrote:
I agree with the rants about AEP. Record profits but no money to invest in improving the infrastructure.
For a storm that has been predicted for days, 4-6 days to restore power is totally unacceptable. Who will make AEP responsible for losses incurred, spoiled food, lodging, etc.? Seriously, is there a politician who would help us stand up to this nonsense?
I doubt it. With the utility companies spending 10's of millions of dollars on lobbyists and "creative" accountants. They have purchased quite a bit of political influence with the legislature and perhaps even our crack utility regulators at the PUCO.

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