UPDATE | Power restored to thousands in Charleston after outage

A large power outage has left thousands without power in Charleston Friday afternoon.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 10/11/19 @ 6:18 p.m.
Power has been restored in Charleston after an outage that affected thousands Friday.

Appalachian Power Spokesman Phil Moye said the outage was due to an equipment problem.

UPDATE 10/11/19 @ 12 p.m.
According to Appalachian Power, an outage affecting thousands is due to an equipment problem.

Phil Moye of Appalachian Power said, “We had an equipment problem at the Chesterfield Substation, which is located in Kanawha City at the entrance to the Quarry Creek subdivision. Indications are we should have power restored in an hour or less.”

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 10/11/2019 @ 11:30 a.m.
A large power outage has left thousands without power in Charleston Friday morning.

Metro 911 dispatchers say the Kanawha City area of Charleston is without power. Approximately 4,000 customers are in the area of the outage.

The cause is currently unknown.

The current restoration time is set at 5 p.m. Friday.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.