Over 10,000 remained without power in West Virginia June 27

Appalachian Power and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) crews were completing repairs to electrical facilities on Monday, June 27, after several thunderstorms and historic flooding knocked out power to at least 191,600 customers across West Virginia beginning June 23, according to a summary compiled by the Department of Energy.

As of 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, 9,363 Appalachian Power and 1,117 FirstEnergy customers remained without power. Appalachian Power, an American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) company said it restored service to the majority of its 124,600 affected customers.

Appalachian said its three substations most affected by flooding—Hartland Station in Clay County, Clendenin Station in Kanawha County, and McRoss Station in Greenbrier County—were back in operation on Monday with complete service restoration expected by Tuesday evening.

FirstEnergy on Monday said it had restored power to nearly all 67,000 customers who were affected by the storms and flooding.

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