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Kingwood Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 3, 2023 - High Wind

In the area of Bruceton Mills, a large number of trees and power lines were downed, and numerous areas were without power for a time.

December 23, 2022 - High Wind

High wind gusts accompanied a strong low pressure system on December 23rd and continue into December 24th. Measured wind gusts across northern WV ranged between 50to 60mph, sustain winds exceed 40mph. Isolated power outages occurred.

July 16, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

The emergency manager reported trees down and power outages in Kingwood.

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July 3, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

The 911 Call Center reported that trees and powerlines were donw along Herring Road and Bull Run Road.

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April 2, 2016 - High Wind

The 911 Call Center reported trees and power lines down.



October 25, 2005

The first snow storm of the season started at the highest elevations around 6 PM EDT on 24th. Terra Alta received 12" of snow by 7 AM on 25th. Canaan Valley got 6 inches by 7 AM. Davis received 7" by then, and another 6 inches during the day and evening of 25th. Snow ended by 11 PM EDT on 25th. The snow was wet and heavy, knocking down numerous trees, which fell onto power lines. Traffic accidents, plus fallen trees and power lines blocked many roads, stranding some school buses. In Preston County, routes 32 and 38 were closed. 8500 customers lost electricity, some for 7 days.

February 10, 2001

A strong area of low pressure moving across the region produced a brief period of high winds across portions of northern West Virginia. Several large trees and power lines were downed by the high wind, with the majority of the damage occurring along the higher elevations of the counties.


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845am not 9. 3/17/2022

L T | March 17, 2022  

Now power, 945am 3/17/2022

L T | March 17, 2022  

No power since 7pm yesterday

Saned torres | February 17, 2021  

No power.

Darin Demoret | October 17, 2020  

Out of power since 7pm

Shaiata | September 06, 2020  

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Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

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  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
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Kingwood, West Virginia

City Kingwood
County Preston
State West Virginia (WV)
Country United States
Zip Codes 26537

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