Thousands without power after strong winds hit Southern West Virginia

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(WVNS)– Thousands of people are without power on Saturday Jan. 11, 2020 as strong winds come through Southern West Virginia. According to Appalachian Power 20,000 customers are being affected as of 10:30 p.m. Those include:

Mercer County where 1,589 outages are reported.

Raleigh County with 1,663 outages reported.

Tazewell County with 746 outages reported.

McDowell County with 137 outages reported.

Greenbrier County with 39 outages reported.

Fayette County with 34 outages reported.

Summers County with 33 outages reported.

Wyoming County and Monroe County with less than 5 outages reported.

AEP representatives told 59 News they’ve been aware of this weekend’s weather conditions and have local contractors on alert. They are working to have power restored as soon as possible.

They will have crews out through Sunday as heavy rain is expected Saturday evening.

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