Thousands still without power as another storm is on the way




Roads are open in areas affected by the winter storms that have been pounding the region for nearly a week. And another round of snow, ice and freezing temperatures are on course for Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.


Logan and Mingo counties electricity were knocked out before noon today from Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area to Barret and Wharton in Boone County. Around 1,400 are without power. Conditions are still being assessed.


Whitman Creek and Holden have around 900 people without power. Approximately 869 residents from Mt. Gay to the head of Mudfork Creek are in the dark.


There is no estimate on when utility will be restored.


Three warming stations are on standby in Logan County. The Logan County Resource Center at Peach Creek, the Tracy Vickers Community Center and the Town of Man Fire Department Administrative Building are all on standby if the need arises for residents without heat or electric.


A power outage at Varney Branch still has 16 customers, including WVOW Radio, without service. WVOW was knocked off the air Monday night. Power poles were snapped in half carrying electric to Ward Rock Mountain. Estimated restoration is 10 o'clock tonight.


Lincoln County phones are still out while crews and linemen contend with power outages.


In Wayne County, all roads are open to at least one lane and multiple warming centers are still in operation. Lavallette, Kenova and Wayne Fire Departments are warming centers. The Lawrence County Community Center behind Lawrence County High School is also open for residents without power or heat source.


As of 2 o’clock today, Wayne has 17,500 customers without electric service. Lincoln County has 6,900 without power. Mingo has 2,700 residents are in the dark and Logan has 1,900 still without power.


Winter storm warnings are still in effect until 7 o’clock Friday morning.


Heavy wet snow is expected with periods of freezing drizzle. Possible snow accumulation of up to an inch


Temperatures will continue to decline down through the thirties as that storm system that walloped Tx. Passes though the coalfields



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