(03/05/2008)
The Hur Herald wind meter said 44 miles per hour for a few seconds about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, and shortly thereafter the power went off for about four and one-half hours.

Calhoun's 911 went on an automatic power system, supplying power for several hours.

Some large trees fell on power lines on Phillips Run, just south of Grantsville.

The Grantsville VFD responded to the scene, discovering two areas where trees were blocking Rt. 16.

The power company and the local highway department responded.

Rt. 16 traffic was closed for a considerable time.

Wirt County EMS came to cover the northern part of Calhoun because of the blockage.

911 received a call about a car wreck on Stutler Ridge, a short distance off Rt. 5 at Annamoriah.

The report said four persons in a car that went into a field did not receive injuries.

Calhoun EMS, Grantsville VFD and Wirt EMS were dispatched.


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