Storms, Windy Weather Knock Out Power in Parts of Lewis County
Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on December 22, 2013 @ 8:09PM
Created on December 22, 2013 @ 7:37PM

It's the 2nd day of winter, and there are still extremely high temperatures. With the high temperatures, came a very windy rain-storm Sunday morning that knocked power out in several places.

Depending on where you live, you may have experienced a simple rainstorm early Sunday morning. Folks in Bridgeport barely noticed there was a storm, but if you live in certain parts of Lewis County, you may have woken up Sunday morning to find strong winds knocking out the power and trees down on the roads.

One business continued on with their staff Christmas party despite no power in the town of Jane Lew.

"We did. We had our Christmas party without any electric so it kind of set the mood a little bit--dampened it a little bit. But we made it through it," Tammy Casto, an employee at the Main Street Cafe and Grill told 5 News.

Power also got knocked out at a nursing home in the Jane Lew area, but fortunately the back-up generator kicked in.
 
"They called me at something like 4 o'clock AM. It came back on about 9 or 9:30. Then it went off at 10 and it came back at 2. It's just been one problem after another," Rycke Davisson, maintenance employee with Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation, told 5 News.
 
At certain points Sunday, nearly 1,000 people were without power in the county, but fortunately the overall damage was minimal.

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Dec 23, 2013 at 7:59 AM
No power outage here but in order to get through on our road had to remove several large tree limbs out of the way and one tree. Chainsaw becoming a 'must' over last couple of years with these summer and winter wind storms.