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Storm cuts power to nearly 13,800

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nearly 13,800 people remained without electricity after high winds and fallen trees knocked down power lines in several West Virginia counties.

A storm accompanied by high winds spread across parts of the state Tuesday night, which caused residents in Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties to lose power, according to Appalachian Power.

The storm knocked down power lines on McClung Street in South Charleston, on Edenview Lane and Aarons Fork Road in Sissonville, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher.

Cabell and Lincoln counties were hit the hardest with power outages. More than 4,600 residents in Cabell County and more than 2,200 residents in Lincoln County lost power, according to Appalachian Power.

Nearly 2,000 Kanawha County residents lost power after the storm.


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