AEP Ohio experienced severe weather, including deep accumulations of wet snow and freezing rain.

As of this morning, approximately 8,631 customers were without power across Ohio.

The hardest hit areas included Chillicothe, Gallipolis, Ironton, Pomeroy, Portsmouth and Wellston.

Due to the power outages in the county, a warming center will be opened at the American Red Cross building at 181 North Bridge Street in Chillicothe. Any resident who is without power is welcome to come and stay while your power is being restored.

Please bring anything that you will need for the day such as medications, toys or something to entertain your children, and any other personal items.