The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

February 22, 2012

Some in Monroe, Mercer are still without power

Many southern West Virginians faced power outages due to the storm Sunday, but Appalachian Power has been working around the clock to restore electricity for their customers.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the company’s website showed that power had been restored to all customers in Raleigh, Wyoming, Summers, Greenbrier, Fayette and Nicholas counties.

Nearly 400 remained without power in Monroe County as of ap10 p.m. Tuesday.

However, more than 3,400 Mercer County residents were still facing power outages at that same time Tuesday night and a company officials said it could be midnight Friday before all power is restored there.

According to a release from Appalachian Power, outages peaked Sunday night at around 66,000 customers.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, approximately 22,000 customers are still without electric service, split equally between Virginia and West Virginia.

The YMCA of Southern West Virginia lost electricity around 9:30 a.m. Monday but CEO Jay Rist said power was restored midday Tuesday.

The facility remained closed Tuesday for staff to ensure equipment was functioning properly.

The YMCA will reopen today at 5 a.m.

— E-mail: wholdren@ register-herald.com

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