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Storm knocks out power in Cabell, Wayne counties

May. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Thousands of residents in Cabell and Wayne counties were left in the dark following a swift-moving storm Tuesday evening.

Dispatchers for both counties' 911 systems received very few reports of damage except for tree limbs that had fallen across rural roads.

More than 10,000 American Electric Power customers were without power in West Virginia alone, according to the company's website.

At 9:30 p.m., approximately 5,205 customers in Cabell County had no electricity. In Wayne County, the company reported 782 customers were without power. Bordering counties in Ohio and Kentucky experienced few power outages. In Boyd County, 277 AEP customers had no power. No power outages were reported in Ohio.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service forecasted the storm threat will continue Wednesday, when there is a 40 percent chance of storms during the day and a 70 percent chance for the evening.