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AEP Ohio
Electric System Maintenance Coming to New Philadelphia



June 12, 2017

Electric system maintenance by AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, and AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., may affect New Philadelphia motorists traveling now through November 2017.

Beginning later this month, AEP Ohio will begin replacing aged wood structures with new poles to continue to ensure the reliability of the electric service to homes and businesses in central Tuscarawas County.

AEP Ohio will perform maintenance on about two miles of transmission and distribution power poles and lines. Much of the work will take place adjacent to roadways listed below within the right-of-way.

To allow crews to safely perform this work, portions of roads may be closed or reduced to one lane during construction activities. AEP Ohio will work with the city of New Philadelphia, state agencies and first responders to ensure the work can be completed safely with as little inconvenience to motorists as possible.

AEP Ohio appreciates your patience and cooperation and will continue to keep you informed. To ensure the safety of all, please be especially cautious in construction zones and along detour routes. For more information about the location of construction activities, please visit our project's website at AEPOhio.com/NewPhiladelphia.

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 is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 224,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. 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.

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

For more information:

Organization:
AEP Ohio
Gahanna, Ohio
United States, 43230
www.aepohio.com
Tel: 614-716-1000


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