UPDATE: As of 5:50 p.m., June 30, Appalachian Power’s outage map shows power has been restored in Charleston’s east side, however, a smaller outage caused by “tree contact” is now affecting approximately 304 customers in the areas along Garrison Avenue in Charleston. The map shows the estimated restoration time as 10 p.m.
The outage map also shows a larger outage that has affected more than 1,200 people from Huntington, Ceredo and Kenova in Cabell and Wayne counties this afternoon through the Beech Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area and parts of Lincoln County and tapering down to just outside Big Creek in Logan County.
Officials say this outage is due to weather. Crews are working to restore power in this area and approximately 400 customers are still without power.
Smaller outages remain in some areas and are expected to be restored later tonight. One just outside of Alum Creek is expected to be restored around 1:30 a.m. tomorrow, July 1 and one outside of Sweetland is expected to be restored around 12:30 p.m. according to the map.
UPDATE: As of 2:05 p.m., June 30, crews have already worked to restore power to almost three-fourths of the customers affected by the outage in Charleston. Officials say the outage initially affected 1,600 customers, and 465 remain without power.
According to officials with Appalachian Power, a cross-arm broke around 1 p.m. causing the outage in Charleston. The company is making repairs to restore power for those still affected. Officials say there is not an official estimated restoration time for the outage.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – More than 1,000 customers are experiencing a power outage on Charleston’s east side, today, June 30, 2021.
According to the Appalachian Power outage map, additional smaller outages have been reported in some areas of our region as of 1:50 p.m. Minor outages have been reported by AEP Ohio in some areas as well as by Kentucky Power in the Ashland area and near Yatesville Lake State Park. The smallest of the outages are affecting fewer than 20 customers each.
Appalachian Power also says approximately 285 customers are experiencing an outage in teh Lenore area of Mingo County.
The companys’ websites say the outages should be restored by this evening.