Clean up efforts continue in Harrison County after severe weather

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV)- Many residents are waking up to assess the damage brought by severe weather that ripped through our area overnight Wednesday.

Downed power lines, broken tree limbs, and high water is the common scene in Bridgeport, causing a few closed roads and flooding issues Thursday morning.

"When the storms came through last night the guys had several calls," Bridgeport Fire Captain Steve Gallo said about his station. "We relied heavily on mutual aid from outside of the city."

Neighbors, landscapers and fire crews are now working hand in hand to clean up the mess.

"We will be going around the city today also assisting as needed, helping with cleanup efforts to get the streets opened back up," Captain Gallo said.

Most power in the area has been restored, but there are still about 40 homes left in the dark at the lunch hour on Thursday.