Trick-or-treat affected by storms
HUNTINGTON — The Tri-State has begun to feel the effects of a storm that is expected to cause massive problems along the eastern coast of the United States.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency Monday for West Virginia, where Sandy is expected to bring high winds and heavy rains and leave behind flooded towns and as much as 3 feet of snow on the state's highest ridge tops. Eastern parts of the state can expect to get up to 6 inches of rain. Fourteen counties are under blizzard warnings.
Here are some of the affects that have affected the Tri-State:
TRICK-OR-TREAT: Trick-or-treat has moved to Thursday for several municipalities and counties in the region.
Cabell County, including the city of Huntington, has moved to 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov.1.
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL: Marshall University postponed its Monday men’s basketball exhibition game with Bluefield College because of bad weather in the Bluefield, Va. area.
The men’s game was rescheduled Thursday as part of a Cam Henderson Center doubleheader with a Thundering Herd women’s basketball exhibition game.
Marshall’s women play Concord University at 5:30 p.m., Thursday. The men’s game follows at 8 p.m.
Spectators can attend both games with the purchase of either a men’s or women’s ticket.
Since the men’s exhibition is part of the season ticket package, people with a women’s ticket must move to the upper bleacher area at the start of the men’s game.
HUNTINGTON MALL: Power at the Huntington Mall was out for about an hour on Monday.
The outage was reported around 2 p.m. and was restored around 3 p.m.
Appalachian Power reported 583 power outages in Cabell County around 3 p.m. Some counties in Southern West Virginia also were reporting outages.
ACCEPTING DONATIONS: The Wayne County Republican Headquarters in Ceredo will be taking donations to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy and related storms this week.
The headquarters, located at 304 Main St., will be accepting donations from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, said Randy Tomblin, candidate for the West Virgnia House of Delegates District 19. Hours on Tuesday are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Non-perishable items such as bottled water and canned goods are requested, and proceeds will go to the American Red Cross relief effort. For more information, call Mark R. Maynard at 304-360-6272.