Approximately 2,400 customers in and around Worthington continue to be without power as of 10 a.m. today, July 5.
AEP continues to project that some areas will not be restored until July 7. ThisWeekNEWS.com is posting AEP’s updates.
Those without power are encouraged to report the situation directly to AEP through AEP’s website at AEP.com or by calling the automated phone line at 1-800-277-2177. This helps AEP track how many properties are without power and helps to form their repair strategy, according to a news release from the city of Worthington.
The Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road, is open and available to anyone without power who is looking for a place to cool off, charge electronics or shower in the locker rooms. The center is open until 9:30 p.m. today (July 5), from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Worthington Libraries also are available as a place to cool off and/or charge electronics. All three branches (Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.; Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road; and Worthington Park, 1389
Worthington Centre Drive) are open today (Thursday) until 9 p.m.. The libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The McConnell Arts Center (MAC) at 777 Evening St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today (July 5), with air conditioning, art, electricity and WIFI. The MAC will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
A Dumpster is available in the parking lot of the Worthington Community Center to collect food that has spoiled because of the power outage.