CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — More than 24,000 Appalachian Power customers remain without power Monday morning in West Virginia.
As of 7:45 a.m., 4,462 were without power in Kanawha County, 1,236 in Cabell County, 1,398 in Putnam County, 1,377 in Lincoln County and 1,040 in Mingo County. Raleigh, Mercer, Ohio and Wyoming counties each have more than 1,000 outages reported. Nearly 3,500 were reported without power in Marshall County in the Northern Panhandle.Schools are closed Monday in Doddridge, Morgan, Brooke and Preston counties. Individual schools in Mingo, Wood and Hampshire counties also are closed due to no power.The outages are due to high winds that passed through the area Sunday. Wind gusts reaching 54 mph were registered in Charleston, while Snowshoe Mountain got a wind gust of 88 mph.No restoration times have been listed. To view the outage map.