UPDATE: Power restored to Ritchie County after transformer fire

Published: Apr. 6, 2019 at 1:13 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/6/19 5 p.m.

Power has been restored.

ORIGINAL STORY 4/6/19 1:15 p.m.

More than 6,000 Mon Power customers are without electricity in Ritchie County, according to Ritchie County 911.

Officials said this is due to a transformer fire at the Ellenboro substation.

Mon Power has been notified. Its website lists the approximate time of restoration at 4 p.m. Saturday. It lists outages for 6,194 Mon Power customers out of the 6,559 total in the county, totalling an outage for 94% of Ritchie County.