Snow Moves In While Many Still Without Power

In just 48 hours, West Virginia went from having a lot of rain to a lot of snow.

Nonetheless, city crews, fire departments and residents have made significant strides in recovering after Wednesday’s storms.

The Store Manager of O’Reilly Auto Parts’, Jeremy Lane, said, “When we saw the high wind coming through, we knew it was going to be bad, but we didn’t realize it was going to be as bad as it was.”

And now, more than 1,000 homes in Fayette County are bracing for a third day without power. Temperatures are expected to rise as we go into Saturday, but not having warmth is still a concern for many, and local businesses are willing to help.

“We will be open and we will have a generator running so if somebody needs something in a bad way, we can take care of them,” Lane added.

Appalachian power is hoping to fully restore electricity to Fayette County by the end of this weekend.