Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 2, 2012

Power outages hit Mercer and McDowell counties

PRINCETON — Traffic lights were out throughout Princeton today after a break on a power pole cut electricity to more than 2,000 people.

Approximately 362 Princeton area residents were still without power as of 5:25 p.m. the outage started 3:30 p.m. after a broken cross arm on a local power pole cut power to 2,000, said Phil Moye, a spokesman for Appalachian Power. Moye said workers expect to have power restored by 6 p.m.

More than 400 McDowell County residents in the Panther area lost electricity at 2:40 p.m. while equipment was being replaced, Moye said. Workers expected to have power back by 8:30 p.m.


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