LATEST: Power restored in Beckley area


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9 p.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Power has been restored to most of the Beckley area. According to AEP, there are fewer than 10 outages in Raleigh County.

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A power outage in Beckley was reported on Tuesday, May 25 around 1 p.m.

According to emergency dispatchers, the outage is on the 4400 block of Robert C Byrd Drive. Workers with AEP were working to restore power, and the cause of the outage is unknown at this time.

We are told area traffic lights are being impacted, as well as area businesses. Crossroads Mall closed at 2:30 p.m. due to the outage. The Chik-fil-A on N. Eisenhower Drive posted on their Facebook page that they will be closed until power is turned back on.

The AEP outage map showed two outages as of Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. The outage impacts about 1,100 customers in one area and 250 in the other.

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