UPDATE (3:27 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9): Charleston Police say that the tree fell on two cars adjacent to Chamberlain Elementary School in Kanawha City.
One man was taken to the hospital with injuries.
The scene should be cleared of debris soon.
Appalachian Power is working on restoring power to the area.
“The primary focus for KCS right now is assessing what occurred and checking in with everyone who was affected by the falling tree,” said Kanawha County Schools Communications Director Briana Warner. “Thankfully, our students were able to safely dismiss from behind the building and were not in the area when the tree fell, but we remain concerned for those who were.”
Officials with the City of Charleston said that the area will need to be surveyed and that the tree was a healthy, green tree that fell under a National Weather Service wind advisory.
UPDATE (2:03 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9): According to Charleston Police officers on the scene, the tree fell on two parked cars, each with a single person inside.
One of those people was taken to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A tree has fallen on at least two vehicles in the Kanawha City area on Thursday.
It happened on the 4900 block of Venable Ave SE at around 1:35 p.m.
Kanawha County dispatchers say that there are injuries reported, but we do not know how many people are injured at this time.
Kanawha County 911 says that power lines are also down in the area.
13 News has a crew on its way to the scene, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.