UPDATE | Thousands could be in the dark until Monday after severe storms

Lanes on US Highway 93, south of Filer, are blocked as power crews work to repair downed power lines from a crash. (Source: Pixabay)
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UPDATE 1/12/20 @ 10:38 a.m.
Power crews are busy Sunday all across our region working to restore power to thousands.

In Kentucky, crews are responding to more than 200 outage incidents that have almost 2,900 in the dark as of 10 a.m. Sunday. At the height of the storm, more than 4,200 were without power.

The majority of the outages are in Boyd, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike Counties.

Kentucky Power tells WSAZ around 340 crews and contractors are working to make repairs. A helicopter is being used to assess damage.

An outage map says some of these cases could be until Monday night before they’re restored.

In West Virginia, AEP’s outage map reports thousands are still in the dark around Mason, Jackson, Putnam, Lincoln and Logan Counties. Several dozen outages are also reported in Cabell, Wayne, and Kanawha Counties.

The map says most services are expected to be restored Sunday, but some of the larger outages around Putnam County may be until Monday evening before they’re back on.

Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards says AEP officials have told him there is a 69kV transmission line that is out at the Milton circuit. This has impacted a nearby substation as well.

AEP Ohio crews are still working a handful of calls around Scioto and Lawrence Counties. A few outages are also being worked on in Gallia, Athens, and Jackson Counties.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest outage numbers.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/11/20 @ 4:28 p.m.
High winds and heavy rain are pushing through the region Saturday.

The wind is causing power outages across West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

As of 4 p.m., more than 11,000 are without power across West Virginia. More than 5,700 are without power in Huntington. Nearly 2,000 are dealing with no power in Charleston.

As of around 5 p.m. more than 3,000 are without power in Kentucky, and more than 5,000 without power in Ohio.

We are monitoring the severe weather. Keep clicking on the WSAZ App for more information.