MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — For thousands of Eastern Panhandle residents still without electricity following last Friday's severe storms, the wait may be nearing an end.
It's estimated that power will be fully restored in Berkeley County by late Thursday and by midday Wednesday in Morgan County, according to an alert Tuesday afternoon on FirstEnergy's storm center website.
No restoration time was posted for Jefferson County, which as of 2:54 p.m. Tuesday had the most customers without power in the Eastern Panhandle - about 3,500 - according to the company's website.
About 2,940 Berkeley County customers and approximately 830 in Morgan County were still without electricity, according to the website.
Water and ice are available at Martin's grocery store locations in Charles Town, W.Va., and Martinsburg, W.Va. as well as three Hagerstown locations, the company announced.
The Jefferson County Health Department was to distribute water at T.A. Lowery Elementary School, 103 Shenandoah Junction Boulevard, Shenandoah Junction, beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday and all day at the health department office at 1948 Wiltshire Road, Charles Town. For information, call 304-728-8416 or 304=279-4858.