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UPDATE: Power restored all AEP customers in South Charleston

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Published: Jan. 26, 2016 at 7:05 PM EST
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UPDATE

1/26/16 @ 11:46 p.m.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Power has come back on to all customers in the South Charleston area following power outages Tuesday evening.

Nearly 2,000 AEP customers were knocked off line earlier in the evening because of a transformer fire and a broken insulator.

UPDATE

1/26/16 @ 10:09 p.m.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Power has come back on to most customers in the South Charleston area following power outages Tuesday evening.

According to AEP Spokesperson Phil Moye, 95 customers are still in the dark because of a broken insulator. Those customers are in the area of Jefferson Road and Kanawha Turnpike.

All are expected to have power restored by 11:45 p.m..

1,400 other customers are now back online in the area of the 3100 block of MacCorkle Avenue.

Moye says a transformer fire caused that outage.

Keep clicking on the WSAZ App and WSAZ Mobile for updates.

ORIGINAL STORY

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More than 2,000 customers in South Charleston are without power right now.

According to Metro 911 outages are in the area of the 1100 block of Jefferson Road and in the area of 3100 Maccorkle Ave SW in South Charleston.

Traffic lights are out in both areas. Drivers are being asked to use extreme caution.

Power in the Jefferson Road area is expected to be restored at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The time of restoration for MacCorkle Avenue is 11 p.m..

Right now there is no word on what is causing the power outages.

Keep clicking on the WSAZ App and WSAZ Mobile for updates.