As of 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Appalachian Power says they’ve restored power to 70% of customers who lost service in the back-to-back ice storms that hit the area Feb. 11 and Feb. 15.
About 28,000 homes still do not have electricity. The six hardest hit counties are Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne.
The Wayne Station in Wayne County will be out of service until at least Monday evening due to repairs to a dozen structures that carry transmission lines to the station. Multiple crews are working to repair lines to this station, where progress is difficult due to the level of damage, the remote location, and the need to drill through rock to replace structures.
More than 2,000 customers are still without power in Lincoln County. More than 12,000 customers are still in the dark in Wayne County.