Storm Causes Power Outage at Marathon Plant

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

CATLETTSSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) – Marathon officials say their refinery in Catlettsburg lost power during Tuesday night's storm.

They say when power at the plant came back on, several flares flashed.

Crews have been working on get units back online.

Dan Ratliff was driving on U.S. 23 when he saw the sky light up. He says it appeared flames were shooting up a lot higher than usual from the stacks.

“We thought the thing was gonna blow,” he said. “It kind of scared us."

Officials say no one was injured.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262787751 -