Last updated: September 03. 2014 11:58PM - 1000 Views
By - kblackburn@civitasmedia.com



Appalachian Power crews worked diligently throughout the day on Wednesday to fix a transformer that was down causing a power outage at Fountain Place Plaza. The power was restored around 4:30 p.m.
Appalachian Power crews worked diligently throughout the day on Wednesday to fix a transformer that was down causing a power outage at Fountain Place Plaza. The power was restored around 4:30 p.m.
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After Tuesday night’s storm ripped through the area, many Appalachian Power customers suffered through the day Wednesday without electricity. According to the power company, customers in Logan and surrounding areas, including Mud Fork, Sharples, Latrobe, Accoville, Chauncey, Stone Branch, Gilbert and Justice, experienced widespread and scattered power outages.


The storms that ripped through the area on Tuesday evening into the morning on Wednesday brought torrential down pours. Much of the area was under a flash flood warning until late Tuesday night. Nearly 20,000 customers in Logan county alone lost electricity in the storm.


Fountain Place Plaza retail stores Walmart, Burkes, and Lowes, along with multiple restaurants and smaller businesses, had no electricity for most of the day on Wednesday unless it was provided by generators.


Sources say the 138 kVA transformer was out at Mud Fork. Crews worked diligently since late Tuesday night to address the problem. Electricity was restored to the area around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.


(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1729 or on Twitter @kblackb2)


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