Power Outages

Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

More than 66,000 customers in West Virginia remained without power following the latest winter storm.

Appalachian Power reported nearly 30,900 outages as of 6:30 a.m. Friday. That's about 3 percent of its more than 1 million customers in West Virginia.

About 35,300 Mon Power customers also were without electricity Friday morning. That's nearly 7 percent of its more than 525,200 customers across the state.

Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A late-winter storm has knocked out electricity to about 80,000 customers in West Virginia.

FirstEnergy reported about 41,000 customers without power at midday Thursday. Appalachian Power has about 39,000 outages. Both utilities say many roads remain impassible and are hampering power-restoration efforts. They are bringing in crews from out-of-state affiliates.

Mon Power, a FirstEnergy Corporation utility, continues to try to restore power to customers in West Virginia following the summer storm that downed trees and wires in the region beginning last night.

West Virginia utility regulators have approved utility vegetation-management plans aimed at reducing power failures during destructive storms.

Rick Haye, Marshall University Communications

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A winter storm has knocked out electricity for about 17,000 Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia.
 
     The utility's website shows most of the outages are in southern West Virginia. As of 8:25 a.m. Monday, there are 7,900 outages in Mercer County and more than 3,500 in Raleigh County.
 
     Smaller outages have occurred in Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Summers and Wyoming counties.