10/10/2013

AEP EQUIPMENT MOVE WILL DELAY TRAFFIC BETWEEN LEWIS CENTER AND SUNBURY

GAHANNA, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2013 – An AEP Ohio Transmission Company equipment move will delay traffic east of U.S. 23 between Lewis Center and Sunbury Sunday, Oct. 13.
      AEP is moving an approximate 230-ton transformer from a transmission station in Delaware County to its new Vassell Station on State Route 37 just east of Sunbury. Edwards Moving & Rigging will transport the equipment the approximate 17-mile route on a flatbed Goldhofer trailer. The trailer will travel 3 to 4 miles per hour. Long traffic delays are possible.
     AEP and its contractor are working to ensure the move can be completed safely and with as little inconvenience to motorists and local residents as possible.

 WHAT: Transformer move from Maliszewski Station on Green Meadows Drive to Vassell Station on State Route 37 east of Sunbury.

 WHEN: Oct. 13 beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting approximately 8 to 10 hours.

 ROUTE: Ohio Highway Patrol, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Sunbury Police will serve as escorts and provide traffic control along the route, which is:

      From Green Meadows Drive, east on Orange Road, north on Delaware Country Road 10 (Old State Road and Lackey Road), east on State Route 37, south on State Route 3, east on Granville Street, east on State Route 37 to Vassell Station.

      Long traffic delays are possible. Motorists may want to avoid traveling along the transport route.
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 AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of major AEP subsidiaries Ohio Power Company in Ohio and Wheeling Power Company in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPohio.com.
     American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as 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’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
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MEDIA CONTACT:
AEP Ohio Communications
1-866-641-1151
aepohiomediarelations@aep.com