THOUSANDS WORKING New Storms Add New Problems To Restoring Power
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron, Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Bob Aaron
Reported: Jul. 5, 2012 6:08 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 5, 2012 6:15 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Thousands of utility workers trying to restore power across West Virginia face more challenges than heavily forested mountains and steep, hilly terrain. They're also dealing with new thunderstorms nearly every day.
And those storms are either knocking out power that had been restored or darkening homes that weren't affected last Friday . Now First Energy and Appalachian Power can't just fix one thing and put 30,000 people back online.
The hardest work lies ahead. AEP says it will have close to 4000 people fighting to restore power by tonight.
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