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UPDATE: Power restored after outage caused by cement truck

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Published: Mar. 30, 2016 at 5:49 PM EDT
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UPDATE 3/31/16 @ 6:20 a.m.

CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Power has been restored to 120 customers following an outage caused by a cement truck taking down several power lines.

Crews worked through Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to restore power, with AEP confirming zero power outages in Kanawha County.

UPDATE 3/30/16 @ 10:02 p.m.

CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A spokesperson for Appalachian Power says they expect to get power back to all but 120 customers before midnight, following an outage caused by a cement truck.

However, for those remaining 120 customers, restoration could take well into the night because the power lines are so badly tangled.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a concrete truck ripped down several lines, tangling the truck in the power lines at the intersection of Walnut Valley Drive and Sally Lane in Cross Lanes.


UPDATE 3/30/16 @ 6:10 p.m.

CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- According to AEP, a power outage caused by a concrete truck should be repaired around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A concrete truck ripped down several lines, knocking them onto a vehicle.

AEP says there are approximately 246 customers without power due to this outage.

The intersection of Walnut Valley Drive and Sally Lane in Cross Lanes will remain closed until AEP is able to safely remove the power lines from the roadway.


ORIGINAL STORY 3/30/16 @ 5:50 p.m.

CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on scene at the intersection of Walnut Valley Drive and Sally Lane in Cross Lanes.

Metro 911 Dispatchers say the road is shut down there due to power lines down in the roadway.

They say a concrete truck ripped down several lines and they fell on top of another vehicle. According to dispatchers, someone is stuck inside the car until AEP can disable the lines.

AEP crews are on their way to the scene.

Cross Lanes Fire Department is on scene at this time.

According to AEP's outage map there are 1,107 customers in Kanawha County are without power at this time.

WSAZ has a crew headed to the scene.

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