The Times West Virginian

January 30, 2014

Power outage affecting Marion County residents

By Chelsi Baker
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — A power outage has caused some closures in Marion County.

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, an estimated 1,974 customers were without power.

The outage began at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, and workers are estimating around 1,200 customers will regain power between 11 a.m. and noon today in areas around Fairmont General Hospital and the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College campus, as long as work goes as planned.

Due to the power outages at FSU and Pierpont, all campuses are closed and classes are canceld. Dining services remain open for students and essential employees are required to report.

Mon Power is not sure what caused the outage, but FirstEnergy spokesperson Todd Meyers believes problems with lines running through substations on Fetty Avenue and Garden Lane may be due to increased use from the high demand for heat during this period of extreme cold.

For the complete story, see Friday’s edition of the Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

Email Chelsi Baker at cbaker@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @CBakerTWV.