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Electricity Remains Off For Thousands Following Tuesday’s Storm

Crumbled bricks lie in the street in front of a damaged building in Charleston, West Virginia.
Storm damage in downtown Charleston.
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Tens of thousands of Appalachian Power customers remain without electricity after Tuesday’s storm.

As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 76,000 Appalachian Power customers were still waiting for their power to be restored.

An update from the company on Wednesday morning indicated most customers in four counties – Boone, Logan, Mingo and Raleigh – could expect to have their power back by 11 p.m. Wednesday.

It also said most customers in Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Nicholas, Putnam, Roane and Wayne counties could expect restoration by 11 p.m. Thursday.

More than 2,200 workers are part of that effort, the utility said, including 1,300 line workers from several surrounding states.

They’re dealing with downed trees, broken or damaged poles and transformers, and wires on the ground.

Customers can check their outage status, view an outage map, report an outage or sign up for outage alerts at

Appalachian Power is an underwriter of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.