AEP Preparing for Arctic Blast Next Week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The power is out to hundreds of people in Logan and Boone counties Friday due to equipment problems.

Crews with Appalachian Power are working to restore power to those affected.

AEP Spokesperson Phil Moye tells there are two outages in Logan County. 113 customers are affected by an outage in Chapmanville. Moye says crews are working to replace a transformer in the area.

Meanwhile, about 130 are without electricity in Logan. The outage is also due to a equipment problem that is being fixed.

In Boone County, about 300 customers in Madison are without power.

Moye says the bitter cold temperatures sometimes cause equipment issues. That's why AEP is currently combing through its system to find any weak spots so they can fix any potential problems before next week's artic blast.

Moye says crews will continue the checks through the weekend to hopefully prevent power outages.

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