Appalachian Power provides update on power restoration efforts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian Power has restored services to most customers affected by last weekend’s storms.

Gusts of up to 60 miles per hour coupled with heavy rainfall resulted in a peak of 72,000 customers in Virginia and West Virginia without services.

As of 9:20 p.m. Monday night, 5,800 customers in West Virginia were still without services, with most cases being in Marshall (1,398 cases), Kanawha (1,044) and Ohio counties (1,008).

According to Appalachian Power, around 2,000 employees are working on restoring services, and an additional 300 workers from Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee will be assisting efforts.

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