Power Outages Reported

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Email
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Email

UPDATE @ 3:04pm from the Associated Press:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two-thirds of the power outages caused by high winds moving across West Virginia early Wednesday morning have been restored.

By Wednesday afternoon, Appalachian Power was reporting about 6,100 outages, down from a peak of up to 14,000 in the early morning hours. Allegheny Power only has about 3,000 outages left from a high of more than 17,000.

Spokesmen for both utilities say most of the outages are expected to be restored by midnight.

Other than the power outages and some roadways temporarily blocked by trees or limbs, no major problems were reported from the windstorm.

Power outages are being reported after strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday night.

Emergency dispatchers are reporting trees down all across the area, but no major damage.

Also, some reports of flooding from the heavy rains.

Appalachian Power is reporting more than 10,000 homes are affected by power outages across the Mountain State.

Kentucky Power is reporting more than 1,000 homes in the Bluegrass State.

Ohio Power isn't reporting any outages in the Buckeye State.

A.E.P. says it has called in crews and is working to get the power restored as soon as possible.

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