(07/04/2012)
By Bo Wriston

Elizabeth, W.Va. ~ The following information is made available to the public in regards to current response efforts in Wirt County to recover from the storm system that impacted West Virginia on Friday.

Power:

1st Energy/Mon Power have multiple crews dispatched in Wirt County and are working aggressively to get power restored. Parts of Elizabeth and Two Run community have power, however most of the county remains without.

While main transmission lines are mostly repaired, local transformers and lines are still down in multiple areas, and will take time to individually repair before power is restored. According to the 1st Energy/Mon Power website, 100% restoration for Wirt County should be completed by Midnight, July 8, 2012.

Water:

The Elizabeth Water Plant has been unable to pump water from their supply source since the power outage began and had been utilizing their existing stock supply of water.

As of this afternoon, that supply was expended, and the Plant halted flow. A generator was resourced from the State and was delivered with the assistance of the West Virginia National Guard this evening, is installed, and water is once again being pumped into storage tanks.

Elizabeth should have full water capacity back by the morning of July 4. However, a Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice.


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