WVDOH and Power Utility Brace for Winter Storms

Mar 13, 2017

The West Virginia Department of Highways Power company and FirstEnergy Corp. are preparing for the winter storm expected to hit West Virginia and the Northeast tonight and tomorrow.

Credit WVDOT

The National Weather Service is expecting up to 20 inches of snowfall in the mountainous regions of the eastern part of the state.  Up to a foot of snow is possible in parts of northern West Virginia starting Monday night.

In a press release, the West Virginia Department of Highways encouraged travelers to pay attention to West Virginia 5-11 Traveler Information System for updates on road conditions and weather alerts. The service is available online, through a mobile app or by dialing 5-1-1.  

Department of Highways crews have pre-treated some roads, focusing on the Eastern Panhandle and the north-central and southern parts of the state where the storm is expected to hit the hardest. 

FirstEnergy Corp. said in a press release it has been in touch with contractors about the possibility of assisting with power restoration efforts.

The National Weather Service says the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines could lead to widespread power outages.

For outage information, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia recommends reaching out to the following power companies: 

Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company

Website & Interactive Outage Map: https://www.appalachianpower.com/outages/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AppalachianPower

Twitter: @AppalachianPowe

Call Center: 1-800-956-4237

Email and Text Message Alerts: Sign up by logging in at www.AppalachianPower.com/account/alerts/Default.aspx

Monongahela Power Company (Mon Power)

Website & Interactive Outage Map: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help.html

Twitter: @MonPowerWV

Call Center: 1-888-544-4877

Email and Text Message Alerts: Sign up by logging in at https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/communication_tools.html

The Potomac Edison Company

Website: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help.html

Twitter: @PotomacEdison

Call Center: 1-888-544-4877

Email and Text Message Alerts: Sign up by logging in at https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/communication_tools.html

Black Diamond Power Company

Call Center: 304-683-5281

Craig-Botetourt Rural Electric Cooperative

Website: http://www.cbec.coop/outageCenter

Outage Map: http://outagemap.cbec.coop/OMSWebMap/OMSWebMap.htm?clientKey=undefined

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Craig-Botetourt-Electric-Cooperative-261157783928138/

Call Center: 1-800-760-2232

Harrison Rural Electrification Association

Website: http://www.harrisonrea.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harrison-Rural-Electrification-Association-Inc-289569944470655/

Call Center: 1-800-540-4732

New Martinsville Municipal Utilities

Website: http://www.cityofnewmartinsvillewv.com/electricdept.htm

Call Center: 304-455-9100

Philippi Municipal Electric Department

Website: http://www.philippi.org/citysite

Call Center: 304-457-3700 ext. 231 or (after hours) 304-457-5167

Natural Gas Utility Companies

If you smell gas or experience a gas line emergency, leave the affected area and call 911 immediately.  Then contact your local gas utility.

A.V. Company

Call Center: 304-775-5485 or 1-800-394-1023

Blacksville Oil & Gas Company

Call Center: 304-584-4545

Bluefield Gas Company

Website: http://appnatgas.com/bluefield-west-virginia-gas/

Call Center: 1-866-261-5525

Canaan Valley Gas Company

Website: http://www.canaanvalleygas.com/contact/

Canaan Call Center: 304-866-4872

Beverly Call Center: 304-637-5872

Consumers Gas Utility Company

Call Center: 304-523-9223

Dominion Hope Gas

Website: https://www.dom.com/about-us/contact-us

Twitter: @DomNews

Call Center: 1-800-934-3187

Lumberport-Shinnston Gas Company

Call Center: 304-584-4545

Mountaineer Gas Company

Website: http://www.mountaineergasonline.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountaineer.gas/

Twitter: @MGCWV

Call Center: 1-800-834-2070

People's Gas WV

Website: https://www.peoples-gas.com/all-about-gas/safety/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peoplesnatgas/

Twitter: @peoplesnatgas

Call Center: 1-800-400-4271

Southern Public Service Company

Emergency calls should go to 911

Standard Gas Company

Call Center: 304-884-7850

Union Oil and Gas

Website: http://unionoilgas.com/index.php/contact-us/#

Call Center: 304-586-2151