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UTILITY POLE UPGRADES TO IMPACT MARIETTA FOR SIX WEEKS

January 9, 2020

GAHANNA, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2020 — As part of continuous improvements to the electrical system, AEP Ohio will replace and add utility poles, intermittently impacting traffic patterns for six weeks on a Marietta road and intersection. Beginning January 13, crews will replace 18 poles and add 5 new poles along Colegate Drive. Lane closures on Colegate Drive will take place as needed, and the work will at times impact the intersection of Colegate Drive and Glendale Road. Message boards will be placed on the roads to alert drivers to the specific times and dates of when the closures will occur.

WHAT: Utility pole replacements & additions

WHEN: Beginning January 13, 2020 for 6 weeks

WHERE:

  • Intermittent lane closures between 401 – 800 Colegate Dr.
  • Intermittent closures at the intersection of Colegate Dr. & Glendale Rd.

WHY: Enhancing the electrical system to provide reliable service to homes and businesses in the area

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About AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.

American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 18,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including about 5,200 megawatts of renewable generation. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.

MEDIA CONTACT:
AEP Ohio Media Relations
1-866-641-1151 or 614-883-7999
aepohiomediarelations@aep.com

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