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Schools Closed In WV, Ky. Due To Power Outages

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Doug Harlow
Reported: Nov. 1, 2013 3:54 AM EDT
Updated: Nov. 1, 2013 11:19 AM EDT

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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Some schools in West Virginia and Kentucky reported they were closed after a strong storm early Friday morning knocked out power to thousands of customers.

In West Virginia, the schools closed included:

Altizer Elementary
Cabell Midland High School
Geneva Kent Elementary
Harts PK-8
Hites Saunders Elementary
Huntington High School
Lincoln County High School
Meadows Elementary
Salt Rock Elementary
Southside Elementary
West Hamlin Elementary
Riverside High School was closing at 11:45 a.m.

In Kentucky, Ashaland Community and Technical College was closed. Elliott County was delayed for two hours.




Thousands of residents in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio were without power Friday after an early morning storm packing a powerful punch rolled through.

Appalachian Power Co. reported on its website about 9 a.m. that nearly 29,000 customers were without power. The counties with the most customers without power were Wayne County, with 11,560, and Cabell County with 8,946. Other county outage totals were Lincoln, 2,985; Kanawha, 1,529; Putnam, 1,145; Mercer, 568; Roane, 510; Mason, 482; McDowell, 406; Jackson, 288; Mingo, 155; Clay, 137; and Logan, 103.

Ohio and Kentucky counties in the Eyewitness News viewing area also were affected. AEP Ohio said Lawrence County had 3,688 customers without power; Scioto County, 437; and Jackson County, 239. In Kentucky, Kentucky Power said Boyd County had 1,134 customers without power; Lawrence County, 423; Greenup, 367; Johnson, 311; Pike, 361; and Carter, 137.




Strong pre-dawn squalls raced through the Tri-State, generating wind gusts of nearly 70 mph in the Huntington area and along the Ohio River about 2:30 a.m. Gusts of about 50 mph to 55 mph were reported in the Kanawha Valley about 3:30 a.m.

More than 14,000 people were without power in Cabell County, and more than 11,000 were reported without power in Wayne County, according to AEP's website.

Part of the roof and wall of the Neighborgall Construction building in Huntington was damaged by the high winds. Numerous trees and powerlines were down across the city.

In Lawrence County, Ohio, Route 7 was closed in Chesapeake because a high tension electrical line was down on the roadway. Traffic was being re-routed across the 17th Street Bridge and the Sixth Street Bridge.

Winds gusted to between 60 mph to 70 mph in parts of Boyd, Lawrence (Ohio), Cabell, Wayne and Putnam counties. Gusts of 40 mph to 50 mph were measured in Kanawha County, where about 1,600 AEP customers were without power.

* Eyewitness News Photo By Bob Aaron Shows Damage In Winfield



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