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Early morning power outage affects thousands

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 6:46 AM EDT
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A large portion of Charleston is without power Thursday morning.

According to Metro 911 dispatch, nearly 2,800 people have been affected by this outage.

It was reported around 5:23 a.m.

They describe the outage stretching from Dickinson St. to Coonskin Dr. and then back across the river to Edens Fork.

We don’t know what caused this outage, but AEP says it should be back on around 11 a.m. Thursday.

No accidents have been reported in Charleston because of the outage, but they are asking drivers to slow down and be careful while driving.

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