Storms down trees, knock out power

A tree fell over the slow lane of Interstate 64 West at the Cabell/Wayne County line in West...
A tree fell over the slow lane of Interstate 64 West at the Cabell/Wayne County line in West Virginia.(WSAZ/Dominick Groves)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 6:38 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON/CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday evening toppled trees and caused power outages to thousands in parts of our region.

One of our news crews encountered a fallen tree on Interstate 64 West at the Cabell/Wayne County line. It was blocking the slow lane.

Here are some of the customer power outages in West Virginia as of 8:30 p.m., according to Appalachian Power:

- Kanawha County (2,350)

- Cabell County (nearly 1,100)

- Lincoln County (nearly 1,900)

- Wayne County (more than 1,200)

- Boone County (507)

In Ohio, AEP was reporting 1,385 outages in Lawrence County alone. Other parts of southeastern Ohio and eastern Kentucky had scattered outages.

Despite reports of some water rescues in Kanawha County, no injuries have immediately been reported. Three cars were stuck in high water on Doc Bailey Road in Cross Lanes. No one was hurt.

Three cars were stuck in high water on Doc Bailey Road in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.
Three cars were stuck in high water on Doc Bailey Road in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.(WSAZ/Matt Lackritz)

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