(07/06/2012)
EDITORS NOTE: For those who are getting public information by radio on 911, listening to WVRC Radio in Spencer and are able to get the Hur Herald, it's important to pass by word of mouth the information citizens need regarding available services.

With temperatures soaring for the weekend, about 2,100 Calhoun County residents are without power since the wind storm a week ago, according to 911/OES Director Kathy Wood.

First Energy, who now owns Mon Power, is working step-by-step to repair hundreds of broken lines, many off the main highway in heavily wooded areas.

"Considering the number of breaks in those areas, I'm impressed that electric crews are doing as well as they are," said Wood.

While state officials are saying service is expected to be restored in the state by Sunday, that is an optimistic estimate.

Wood says she has been unable to get numbers about how many Frontier phone customers are without service, but the numbers appear high, although crews are working to restore service.

Three water, food and cooling stations are being maintained today (Friday) at the Grantsville VFD, the Upper West Fork VFD and the Arnoldsburg Community Building.

Gasoline, at last check, was available at most stations that have power.


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