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Feds take input on $1 billion program for rural energy upgrades, including microgrids eyed for larger populations in WV | Energy and Environment | wvgazettemail.com

West Virginia is dotted with rural communities that have struggled to secure affordable, reliable power, especially during extreme weather events poised to become more frequent as climate change worsens.

Oct 27, 2022

Updated report on Danville Power outages Open Navigation Close Navigation

The City of Danville has given an Ian situation report. They say the National Weather Service is saying Ian has continued to weaken, with the heaviest rain and strongest wind moving north. However, clouds and light rain may persist.

Oct 1, 2022

Squirrels: How often do they cause power outages? Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 10,000 residents lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation, according to Dominion Energy. Although power was restored, the squirrel is not believed to have survived after getting into a substation and causing the outage.

Sep 10, 2022

2 RCPS closed due to power outage; power restored to area impacted Open Navigation Close Navigation

Crews from Appalachian Power have restored power to the area impacted Friday morning. Two Roanoke County Public Schools were closed on Friday because of the power outage.

Aug 26, 2022

Service restored to 1,100+ Appalachian Power customers in Pulaski Co. Open Navigation Close Navigation

Appalachian Power says it has restored electricity to the 1,135 Pulaski County customers impacted by Monday morning's massive outage.

Aug 22, 2022

AEP Ohio: Power restored to most customers in Belmont County | WTRF Open Navigation Close Navigation

UPDATE: July 28, 2022 8:51 p.m. AEP Ohio spokesman Michael Lascola confirms that power is now restored to the majority of homes affected by Thursday evening’s power outage. He says there are now only 40 customers without power in Belmont County, down from a high of nearly 3,300 earlier. Lascola says the cause of the […]

Jul 28, 2022

Verizon says storms caused Tri-State outage Open Navigation Close Navigation

Andrew Testa, Corporate Communications with Verizon, has provided WFXR News' sister station, WOWK, with a statement regarding service outages in the region.

Jul 25, 2022

WV woman wakes from 2-year coma, says brother attacked her Open Navigation Close Navigation

A man is facing charges in connection with a 2020 attack that left his sister in a coma for two years.

Jul 18, 2022

Power outages, downed trees as storms blitz DC region - WTOP News

A hot, humid Tuesday ended with severe thunderstorms across the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.

Jul 13, 2022

Power outages, ‘catastrophic’ damage after Northern Va. storms - WTOP News

Thousands of power customers across Northern Virginia are waking up without electricity after severe storms swept the region.

Jun 23, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

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.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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New Martinsville, West Virginia

City New Martinsville
County Wetzel
State West Virginia (WV)
Country United States
Zip Codes 26155