Appalachian Power brought in extra crews ahead of a winter storm expected to impact the area.
AEP Spokesperson Phil Moye said the crews were brought in in case there were widespread outages due to snow and ice.
He said it is unusual to have extra crews come in before a storm, but with the Winter Storm Warning already issued, the power company is preparing for ice. Assessors and line crews from Ohio are already stationed in West Virginia in case of widespread outages.
The winter storm warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday.