CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Linemen from other parts of Appalachian Power’s service territory are working in Wayne and Cabell County this weekend to get the lights back on.
Friday morning’s overnight storms left more than 27,000 in the dark in the company’s West Virginia service area. Crews had cut the outages to around 3,500 in the two counties by Saturday morning, but say some of the areas impacted are hard to reach and will take possibly another day to restore.
The company reported 2,154 outages in Wayne County and 1,458 in Cabell County.
Mon Power brought in additional repair workers on Friday from other parts of its service territory not impacted by Friday’s strong winds. The outages in their territory were reduced to only a few hundred scattered from Parkersburg to Clarksburg and north to Preston and Monongalia Counties. They still expect Sunday evening will be the latest for full restoration.