A-E-P Ohio says it's making progress getting power back on for customers affected by the ice storm earlier in the week. Terri Flora is a spokeswoman for the utility, and says there are 58,000 customers out of power, mostly in southeastern Ohio. And Flora says 1,300 employees are on the job and will be working all weekend...
Flora says crews are working 16 hour shifts, and additional employees have been called in to work not only in the field, but also answering calls from customers wondering when the power will be back on.
Hocking County is among the hardest hit areas... Kim Myers is with the Emergency Management Agency in Hocking County.
Myers says E-M-A workers have been transporting residents to shelters for the past two days. She says A-E-P and Southeastern Ohio Electric don't expect to have power restored to everyone until Sunday.