(07/06/2012)
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, June 29, 2012.

Power:

1st Energy/Mon Power continues to have multiple crews dispatched in Wirt County and are working aggressively to get power restored. Some workers here from Ohio may be pulled as a tornado hit Toledo, Ohio this morning and their home area now has 30,000 without power as well. They will have to re-deploy to help their own customers.

Parts of Elizabeth and Two Run community up to Blue Goose have power, along with areas of Creston, Rt. 53 along Grieves Run and Higgins Road. Some areas of Newark, Beulah Hill, and other pockets came on line today as well. According to the 1st Energy/Mon Power website, 41 % or 1,928 residences are still without power, down from the 2,263 without this time last night. 100% restoration for Wirt County is still listed by Midnight, July 8, 2012.

Water:

The Elizabeth Water Plant is still operating at full capacity; however a Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice. Claywood Park PSD customers have reported no interruption in their service. Customers county-wide however are asked to please conserve water when at all possible.


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