UPDATE: (5:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 2023) – Hillcrest Drive in Charleston has reopened after downed trees and power lines closed the roadway this afternoon.

Kanawha County 911 officials say Cane Fork Road in Loudendale remains closed between Ferrell Hollow and Loudendale Lane due to trees and power lines that fell this morning. Dispatchers say the roadway will remain closed for another three to four hours.


UPDATE: (3 p.m. Jan. 13, 2023) – West Virginia Division of Highways crews are still working to remove a downed tree on Cane Fork Road in Kanawha County.

Officials say the road is open, but AEP is doing intermittent traffic stops as needed while they work to get the powerlines fixed.

At this time, Hillcrest Drive in Charleston has also closed due to a downed tree.

A tree and power lines fallen on Hillcrest Drive in Charleston (Photo Credit: WOWK 13 News Photographer Adam Stephens)

According to the AEP outage map, approximately 68 customers are without power due to trees and power lines down , and they now expect service to be restored around 7 p.m.


UPDATE: (11:40 a.m. Jan. 13, 2023) – Appalachian Power officials say crews are working to restore power after trees and power lines came down on Cane Fork Road in Kanawha County overnight.

Appalachian Power officials say approximately 65 customers are without power, and they expect service to be restored around 2 p.m.


Charleston, WV (WOWK) – Drivers are being advised to avoid Cane Fork Road in Kanawha County after trees and power lines came down on the road overnight.

According to the Loudendale Volunteer Fire Department, the closure is near the intersection of Cane Fork Road and Ferrell Hollow road. Metro 911 dispatchers say a tree came down on the power lines around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning.

An AEP crew is on the scene but it’s unknown how long the road will be closed.

Drivers are advised to avoid the road because it is very difficult to turn around in the area.