Some parts of Hilliard remain without power July 11 after a line of thunderstorms hammered central Ohio the afternoon of July 10.

Many of the outages are in eastern Hilliard.

As of noon July 11, approximately 4,400 American Electric Power customers in central Ohio remained without service, said Scott Fuller, a spokesman for AEP.

AEP cannot identify outages by ZIP code, Fuller said, but AEP records show that about 3,700 customers in northwest Columbus and Franklin County are without power; the remainder of the customers without power are in southwest Franklin County.


Power is expected to be restored to all customers by 11 p.m. July 11, Fuller said.

Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, 4343 Dublin Road, between Davidson and Schirtzinger roads, still was without power the morning of July 11, according to officials there.

The storms also knocked out power at the Hilliard East Municipal Pool, 4450 Schirtzinger Road, which remained closed July 11, according to Steve Mazer, director of the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department.

The East pool will not reopen until at least July 12, Mazer said.

Both the East pool and the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center, 3850 Veterans Memorial Drive, were closed after the storms July 10.

“There are some tree branches down in the park and along Veterans Memorial Drive,” Mazer said, but no debris landed in the pool and no discernible damage was done from hail that fell during the storms.

A few local roads were closed July 10 in the aftermath of the deluge.

Darbyshire Drive between Cameron Road and Dublin Road was closed because of downed power lines, according to the Hilliard Division of Police Twitter account. The account did not say it had reopened.

 Dublin Road also was closed at River Landings and Schirtzinger Road because of downed power lines but it had reopened by the evening of July 10.

Parts of Mill Run in Columbus reportedly were affected by power outages and the Hilliard police Twitter account asked motorists to avoid Dublin Road between Davidson Road and Fishinger Boulevard, where several areas at one point were impassible because of high water.

Larry Lester, the city’s deputy service director, reported minor tree damage and the power loss to traffic signals in Mill Run, most of which would be in the city of Columbus.

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