(12/21/2009)
MONDAY - A major snow storm struck Calhoun Friday night dumping snow as deep as 14 inches, outing electric and telephone service and creating transportation problems.

The Hur Herald snow meter recorded 13".

Because of electric, telephone and Internet service disruptions, there have been no Herald updates.

This Monday update is brief, with services still unavailable.

Saturday was a busy day for emergency services, with hundreds of trees down blocking roadways, cars over the hill, and difficulty reaching individuals with medical conditions.

Some had injuries from falls related to the storm.

Calhoun's 911 Center was a hub of activity, receiving 100s of calls.

There have been minor fires related to downed power lines.

The WVDOH has been working around the clock to clear highways. School in Calhoun is closed Monday.

The county's three fire departments, Calhoun EMS and other responders spent hours responding to the initial impact of the storm.

The Pleasant Hill PSD water system is down, with emergency gallon jugs of water being delivered today (Monday) by the Office of Emergency Services to Pleasant Hill Elementary and the Upper West Fork VFD, residents in southern Calhoun now have electric to pump water.

Unfortunately at this update at noon, the exact time of arrival was not available.

It is unclear when electric and Internet service will be restored to so the Herald can update.

The electric company is saying most service will be restored by Tuesday and Wednesday, but remote areas could be later.

Areas of WV received over two feet of snow,and thousands of state residents have been without power.


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