UPDATE (7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27): Power has been restored for the area mentioned below.


UPDATE (4:52 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27): Appalachian Power says that a broken wood structure and three broken cross arms on a 138 kV transmission line left four of the company’s distribution circuits out of service from the Flatwood station in Elkview.

They say that about 6,500 customers were left without power up the Elk River from Charleston to Clendenin. Repairs must be made before the Flatwood station can be energized.

Service is expected to be restored around 6:00 p.m.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—Kanawha dispatch says that a caller reported four loud “booms” around the 2700 block of Baker’s Fork Rd.

They say power is now out in the area. Almost 6,000 customers are without power according to Appalachian Power.

Charleston FD is on the scene, and Charleston PD is waiting for Charleston FD to assess the situation before responding.

This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.