UPDATE: Single-vehicle accident to blame for Raleigh County power outage

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DANIELS, WV (WVNS) — 5/7/2021 9 a.m. UPDATE: More details are coming in about Friday morning’s power outage.

Raleigh County dispatchers confirmed a call for a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 19 came in at 6:43 a.m. They said the vehicle hit a power pole, which AEP said is the cause of the outage.

No one was injured in the wreck. Raleigh County Sheriff’s deputies responded, along with first responders from the Beaver and Ghent Volunteer Fire departments and Jan-Care Ambulance.

As of 9 a.m., the scene is cleared, but more than 500 AEP customers are still without power.


DANIELS, WV (WVNS) — 5/7/2021 7:25 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: A Raleigh County school called off classes for Friday, May 7, 2021 due to a power outage.

The West Virginia Department of Education confirmed Daniels Elementary is closed for Friday. According to Appalachian Electric Power (AEP), more than 500 customers in the Daniels area are without power as of 7:20 a.m. The outage, which was first reported at 6:41 a.m., stretches as far east as Little Beaver State Park.

The reason for the outage is unknown, but AEP said power should be restored by 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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