UPDATED: More than 6,000 without power
HUNTINGTON — Area dispatchers fielded dozens of calls Friday afternoon for downed trees and utility lines from a quick-moving thunderstorm.
American Electric Power reported electricity out to a little more than 6,000 customers in Huntington and its surrounding area, as of 6 p.m.
In Cabell County, 1.823 customers were without electricity.
Elsewhere, American Electric Power’s website was still reporting 2,796 customers without electricity in Wayne County; 997 in Putnam County and 650 in Mason County.
In Lawrence County, Ohio, 136 American Electric Power customers were without power.
In Kentucky, Greenup County had 191 customers without power, according to American Electric Power’s website.
Cabell County 911 reported downed trees across the county. It was much the same story in Lawrence County, where a dispatcher confirmed several roads are shut down due to downed trees or utility lines.
Initial reports to Cabell County 911, included a tree that fell on a car in the 1800 block of 12th Avenue. The road was momentarily closed.
Dispatchers also received reports of downed trees at 5th Street and 5th Avenue and another on three cars at a marina in Guyandotte.
Additional rain and storms are possible through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.