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Power restored to most Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia after equipment issue

Appalachian Power says service has been restored to most of its customers in West Virginia after an equipment issue. (MGN Online)

Power has been restored to all but several hundred Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia Wednesday afternoon after an equipment issue.

As of 3 p.m., 430 customers in the state were without service. Earlier in the day, more than 14,000 customers in the state had no electricity.

Jackson County had the most customers without power earlier with more than 11,000 without power.

Power company spokesman Phil Moye said the power company had some weather-related transmission line trouble Tuesday night. It didn’t lead to outages because crews switched to a backup line that runs from Meigs County, Ohio. About 10 a.m. Wednesday, the backup transmission line had some equipment problems that led to several substations being without electrical service, he said.

Other counties that were affected by the outages earlier in the day included Kanawha, Mason, Cabell, Lincoln and Nicholas.

For the latest outage numbers, click here.


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