Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 2, 2014

Power goes out for thousands in Mercer, Tazewell, Bland counties

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Portions of Mercer, Tazewell, and Bland counties are experiening an unexpected power outage which began at approximately 10 p.m. tonight.

As of 10:30 p.m. total of 4,900 customers in West Virginia are affected including 4,705 in Mercer County. The Virginia counties of Tazewell and Bland had power disruptions to 244 and 767 customers, respectively.

A recording from Appalachian Power said the company was aware of the Bluefield-area outage at 9:56 p.m. and expected power resoration by 1:30 a.m.