Kanawha copes with power outages, business closures - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

Kanawha copes with power outages, traffic accidents, business closures

Posted: Updated:
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • Freedom Industries expected in bankruptcy court Tuesday

    Freedom Industries expected in bankruptcy court Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:22:23 GMT
    The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.
    The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.
  • Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

    Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:38:43 GMT
    The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month.
    The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month.
  • Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:22:55 GMT
    Fire at Glade SpringsFire at Glade Springs
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.

Emergency shelters, widespread power outages and traffic accidents are pretty typical in the wintertime throughout West Virginia.

But not in Kanawha County in October.

As Superstorm Sandy wrecked the entire East Coast, heavy winds, rain and snow blew through West Virginia, stacking up several inches of snow throughout the state, including 20 inches of snow in Webster County. Several other counties that avoided heavy snow suffered under the threat of flooding.

In Kanawha County, a Metro 911 dispatcher said traffic lights were out in a few spots in Kanawha City and along Corridor G in South Charleston, leading to several accidents.

Metro 911 took 1,100 calls from 2-10:30 a.m., and dispatched 297 emergency units during that time period. Those calls included five accidents with injuries, 12 accidents without injuries, 26 downed power lines, 16 power line fires and 25 trees down.

A few shelters for Kanawha County residents without power were established before noon, as 34,246 houses did not have electricity in Kanawha County, according to AEP.

Charleston received 6 inches of snowfall, and an additional 1 to 3 inches was expected through 5 p.m. Oct. 30, according to the Kanawha County emergency officials. 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVSTATE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.