UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020: Appalachian Power says the power outages in Barboursville and Sissonville have both been restored.
Company officials say both outages were due to equipment issues. A failed arrestor caused the outage in Sissonville and a substation breaker caused the outage in Barboursville. While the company cannot say for certain what caused the issues, officials say it is likely related to rain as rain after a “reasonably dry period” will cause isolated problems.
As of 9 a.m., Appalachian Power Company’s website map shows 2,439 customers without power in the Barboursville area and 1,850 customers without power in the Sissonville area. Appalachian Power did not give a reason for the outages.
Power should be restored around Sissonville by noon today and by 11 a.m. in the Barboursville area, according to the map. Several smaller outages around the region are also expected to have power restored by this afternoon.
The power outages have also affected Ona Elementary School and Cabell Midland High School. The Cabell County School Board says both school buildings will be closed today due to the outages and students will move to remote learning for the day.