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SEVERE WEATHER: Trees and Power Lines Downed by Storms in Kanawha County

UPDATE 1/30/13 @ 11 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Crews are cleaning up downed power lines and trees across the Kanawha Valley.

Pennsylvania Avenue in St. Albans is back open after the high winds knocked a tree across the road.

Another tree was blown over in the 1300 block of Highland Drive in St. Albans early Wednesday morning.

Several weather related accidents were caused by the severe weather. A car hydroplaned and smashed into the back of ice truck on I-77 in downtown Charleston. No one was hurt and all lanes have reopened.

Another crash happened about 9 a.m. Wednesday on I-64 West near the Cross Lanes exit. Police say a pickup truck was carrying a backhoe on a trailer. The trailer flipped over causing the truck to crash.

AEP is reporting about 700 customers are without power in Kanawha County.

Nearly 2,000 AEP customers are without power in West Virginia because of the high winds.

School officials at West Teays Elementary in Putnam County say an awning on the school blew off the building into the parking lot.

Workers are at the school repairing the damage. Classes are not being impacted.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Strong winds have brought trees and power lines down in Kanawha County.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com that a tree has been knocked down by the winds in the 1300 block of Highland Drive in St. Albans. A fallen tree is also blocking the 1400 block Pennsylvania Avenue in St. Albans.

Several accidents have also been reported. Dispatchers say the fast and middle lane of I-64 West is closed near the Cross Lanes exit after a truck carrying a trailer flipped over. No one was hurt in the accident.

Dispatchers say a two-car accident is slowing down traffic on I-77 North at the 77/64 split. Police say the driver of a car hydroplaned, lost control and smashed into the back of an ice truck. Dispatchers say no one was hurt in the crash.

AEP is reporting more than 1,000 customers are without power in Kanawha County. Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com power lines have been knocked down on Maple Street in Dunbar.

AEP customers are also without power in Cabell, Jackson and Wayne Counties.

School officials at West Teays Elementary in Putnam County say an awning on the school blew off the building, causing minor damage. The storm is not impacting classes at the school.

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