2017-02-15 / News

High winds cause outages

by Trish Rudder

Extreme weather conditions with wind gusts of up to 52 mph occurred before midnight Sunday, February 12, according to the National Weather Service website for Berkeley Springs.

On Monday, February 13, 136 homes or businesses in Morgan County were without power, said Potomac Edison spokesperson, Chris Eck.

Berkeley Springs had the most outages with 132 and four were in Great Cacapon.

The power loss was caused by tree limbs falling on the power lines, he said, and power was expected to be restored by 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, he said.

Roads also were temporarily closed

West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways (DOH) superintendent Rodney Crowell, said New Hope and Tabor roads were blocked earlier with downed trees Monday, but were expected to be open later on Monday.

He said Rt. 9 West was closed earlier on Monday to repair a telephone pole that had broken and the line was down, but it has been repaired, Crowell said.

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