Residents Cheer When Power Trucks Arrive

News and notes in connection with the clean-up of the massive storm that moved through West Virginia last Friday.

–Traffic stopped near Interstate 64 in Putnam County Monday night and residents cheered as power trucks from outside of West Virginia arrived to take power in restoration efforts.

–A resident in the Mason County town of Leon told MetroNews Monday night she cried and clapped as about a dozen power trucks from Kansas rolled by her house Monday night.

–Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced late Monday state workers are to report back to work Tuesday. The governor says all workers are to report unless they hear from a supervisor.

–West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum says all county circuit courts will be open Tuesday unless an order from a county chief circuit judge says otherwise. Some courthouses may still be closed because of power outages.

–A city sanitation worker in Huntington is recovering after walking into a charged power line. Appalachian Power Company President Charles Patton is urging everyone to stay alert and assume a line is hot.

–The popular Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Cedar Lakes in Ripley will go on as scheduled this week despite the storm and the continuing clean up. The fair runs Tuesday through Saturday.


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