UPDATE: Outages could last until Sunday, Mon Power says

Mon Power tells 5 News some power outages could last until Sunday afternoon.
Published: Feb. 18, 2022 at 8:36 AM EST
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - UPDATE 7:20 PM: Mon Power tells 5 News some power outages could last until Sunday afternoon.

Spokesman Will Boye said the estimated time of restoration for all customers is 2 p.m. Sunday.

He said that includes the Weston and Morgantown areas, which had the most people without power in our area.

Boye said as of around 3:30 p.m. about 5,600 people in West Virginia remained without power, down from a peak of about 30,000.

He said about 500 people are working “around the clock” and that Mon Power is bringing in additional help from out of state.

Traffic lights on US 33 off of I-79 have been down for hours due to the outage.

To report an outage click HERE.


Thousands of people lost power Thursday night into Friday morning.

As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, Mon Power was reporting approximately 9,000 people without service.

High wind gusts were to blame for most of the outages.

As of 8:30 a.m., there was no estimate of when power would be restored.

The Weston and Morgantown areas were among the hardest hit, with many homes and businesses left dark.

Police warned of street light outages in those areas as well.

Breakdown of outages by county:

Barbour: 438

Doddridge: 194

Gilmer: 261

Hardy: 766

Harrison: 112

Lewis: 1,845

Marion: 190

Monongalia: 2,776

Pocahontas: 435

Preston: 215

Randolph: 178

Ritchie: 33

Taylor: 192

Tucker: 869

Upshur: 420

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