Residents Struggle to Find Ice in Power Outage

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As residents try to keep cool during their third down in sweltering heat without power, ice has become scarce across the tri-state.

After trips to several local gas stations and convenience stores, WSAZ crews finally found an ice delivery man in Huntington.

He said the ice plant in Milton, West Virginia, which supplies ice to many businesses in the area, is still without power. They are shipping in ice from plants in Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

The delivery man also tells that the inventory in Milton is in jeopardy because their freezers up to 40 degrees.

The local ice delivery drivers have abandoned their regular delivery routes and are simply unloading their trucks as quickly as possible at the stores.

He said customers are fighting over ice and offering up to $75 a bag.

There are signs at several stores in the area saying they are out of ice. If you know a place that does have ice, please leave a comment and share with the other viewers.

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