Power outage in Raleigh County causes early dismissal at 3 schools

Raleigh County
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Nearly 1,000 Appalachian Power customers were without electricity on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.  According to AEP’s outage map, as of 10:30 a.m. there were 858 households in the dark.   Those are all in the Coal City area.

As a result of the outages, Raleigh County announced the early dismissal of three schools.  Independence High School and Independence Middle School are dismissing at 11:15 a.m.   Coal City Elementary School will be dismissing at 12:15 p.m.

There is no word on what may have caused the outage.  There are also 541 AEP customers in Mercer County who are without power.

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