Power mostly restored in Wood, Washington counties

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 1/9/19 12:30 P.M.

Power has been mostly restored in Wood and Washington counties following Tuesday night's windstorm.

As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Energy/Mon Power reported only 16 outages remaining in Wood County. AEP Ohio reported only 19 outages remaining.

Early Wednesday morning, several hundred customers in both counties were without power from Tuesday night's storm, which produced wind gusts of 51 mph at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

Meanwhile, First Energy said on its website that there are still outages in the following area counties: Calhoun, 45; Doddridge, 20; Jackson, 27; Pleasants, 50; Ritchie, 15; Roane, 84; Tyler, 210; and Wirt, 147.

In Ohio, AEP said on its website there are still 74 customers without power in Athens County and 93 in Meigs County.

The utilities list varying times for estimated restoration.


ORIGINAL STORY

Power outages caused by high winds that hit the Mid-Ohio Valley Tuesday evening continue to affect the region.

As for 9 a.m., 325 First Energy/MonPower customers in Wood County and 171 AEP Ohio customers in Washington County were still without power.

According to First Energy's website, the following area counties were also still experiencing outages: Calhoun, 61; Doddridge, 21; Jackson. 114; Pleasants, 33; Ritchie, 50; Roane, 122; Tyler, 243; and Wirt, 196.

AEP Ohio said on its website that there were also outages in the following area counties: Athens, 171; Meigs 115; and Morgan 47.

Both utility companies listed various estimated restoration times on their websites.