Thousands still in dark after storms
HUNTINGTON -- Thousands are still without power in our region following this week's severe storms.
Appalachian Power released a statement Thursday saying crews have made considerable progress in restoring service to those who lost power on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"Crews have been working to address significant damage to the system, including broken poles and downed wires caused by the initial storm," the statement said. "The second storm hampered restoration efforts and resulted in additional outages."
Outage maps showed 2,360 customers in Cabell County were still without power as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Wayne County had 560 outages, Mason County was reporting 193 outages and Putnam County had 139 outages. Service was completely restored in Lincoln County, as well as Ohio's Lawrence and Scioto counties.
A total of 1,217 customers reported no power in Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Carter counties in Kentucky.
Appalachian Power said many of its customers would have service restored Thursday night, but customers in the hardest hit and more isolated areas may not have power until Friday night.
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