Planned power outage this weekend for nearly 4,000 Mon Power customers

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A planned power outage will affect nearly 4,000 Mon Power customers this weekend in Marion, Harrison, and Taylor counties.

Hannah Catlett

The outage is planned Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The company said customers in Bridgeport, Flemington Enterprise, Fairmont, Gypsy, Haywood, Shinnston and Rosemont will be affected.

Mon Power Spokesperson Hannah Catlett said crews will repair a damaged pole in the transmission line.

“The pole is on a hill, and the ground has moved over time and cracked the pole,” Catlett said. “So, they want to go ahead and replace this completely before it becomes a bigger problem.”

Catlett said if all the work were to be done at once, it would require a five-day power outage, so engineers have divided it into two phases. One phase is to create an additional circuit to power the customers during the repair, and the second is to reenergize the repaired portion of the transmission line.

The second outage for the same area is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. to finish repairs.

“Then on the 13th, the second outage will get the customers back on power flowing from the original source,” Catlett said.

Mon Power has consulted with schools in the outage area to coordinate the repairs.

“The schools have made plans for Wednesday to adjust their schedules to allow us to take the power out that afternoon,” Catlett said.

Customers with questions are asked to contact Mon Power at 800-686-0022.

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