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Storm causes power outages in Panhandle

February 02, 2008|By TRISH RUDDER

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia had power outages throughout the day Friday after an overnight ice storm.

About 4,700 Berkeley County customers in the Cherry Run area were without power Friday until 11:30 a.m., and 1,200 customers in the Arden area lost power about 2 p.m., said Allen Staggers, manager of corporate communications with Allegheny Power. Power was expected to be restored by Friday night, Staggers said.

Staggers said 580 Jefferson County customers lost power in the Charles Town and Harpers Ferry areas, and about 370 customers in Morgan County reported being without power.

Most of the Morgan County customers affected were in Great Cacapon, W.Va., with 270 customers who lost power between 9:35 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Staggers said.

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Staggers said power outages do not occur all at once in ice storms, and also said he would not be surprised if more power outage calls are reported.

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