More Than 37,000 Still Without Power In W.Va.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- More than 37,000 customers are still without electricity in West Virginia after high winds roared across the state.

As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Appalachian Power reported 33,059 outages including.

The utility says power may not be restored to some customers until the weekend.

Allegheny Energy reported 4,255 outages scattered across its service area.

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative reported 3,282 outages in Hardy County.

Two Shenandoah Valley workers were injured Wednesday when the ground gave way beneath their truck.

Vivian Michael with the cooperative says the three-quarter-ton pickup went over an embankment.

One worker was treated and released.

The other was being evaluated Thursday at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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