High winds leave thousands without power

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Residents across southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia are dealing with power outages on the day before Thanksgiving. Appalachian Power is reporting more than 22,000 customers were in the dark on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

The bulk of the outages in the southern part of West Virginia were in Wyoming and Mercer Counties. In Virginia there were a large number of people in Wythe County in the dark. A total of 410 outage cases were reported to Appalachian Power. Here is a look at the numbers at 4 p.m.:

Applachian Power Outages:

Fayette County – 30
Kanawha County – 1,824
McDowell County – Fewer than 5
Mercer County – 232
Monroe County – 89
Raleigh County – 51
Summers County – 232
Tazewell County, Virginia – 11 Greenbrier County – 60

First Energy is reporting 8,651 customers in the dark. Here is a look at the numbers reported on their website:

First Energy Outages:

Greenbrier County – Fewer than 5
Pocahontas County – Fewer than 5
Monroe County – 23
Summers County – Fewer than 5

High winds around the area gusted up to 50 MPH. StormTracker 59 Meteorologists said winds speeds in some areas could be even higher.

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