UPDATE: U.S. 19 in Shady Spring reopened after accident, AEP crews still on scene


SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — 4/30/2021 12:00 p.m. UPDATE: Raleigh County dispatchers confirmed U.S. 19 is fully reopened, but AEP crews are still on scene. They advised traffic in the area might still be heavy.

SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — 4/30/2021 6:30 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: An early morning accident shut down a Raleigh County highway and cut power to hundreds of customers.

Dispatchers confirmed a semi overturned in the 700 block of Flat Top Road in Shady Spring on Friday, April 30, 2021. There are no injuries reported, but the road is completely closed as of 6:20 a.m.

Appalachian Electric Power reported more than 1,000 customers are without power as a result of this accident. Service should be restored by 11 a.m. Friday.

The West Virginia Department of Education confirmed Shady Spring Elementary, Middle, and High schools are closed for the day.

Dispatchers urged drivers to take an alternate route on their morning commute.

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