GHENT, WV (WVNS) — Around 1,700 AEP customers were reported to be without power on Friday, May 26, 2023. Raleigh County dispatchers say a downed tree is suspected to be the cause.

Both lanes of Blue Jay 6 Road are closed as well.

Ghent Fire Department was dispatched to the scene with AEP heading to the scene as well. Details are limited at this time.

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