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W.Va. stores lose power

June 24, 1997

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Power was disrupted to about 20 stores near the Martinsburg Mall Monday morning when someone hit an electric line while digging in the area, according to an Allegheny Power official.

Power was interrupted about 9:15 a.m. and restored about 2:30 p.m., according to Midge Teahan, spokeswoman for Allegheny Power.

Teahan said she did not know who hit the line. It was not an Allegheny Power crew, she said.

The power interruption only affected stores around the mall, said Teahan.

No one was injured when the line was struck, she said.

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