Strong winds and stormy weather has knocked out power to thousands in southern West Virginia, including over 1,300 in Boone County, according to Appalachian Power Company’s outage map.
The outage map can be found at https://www.appalachianpower.com/outages/
The National Weather Service has issued a “Wind Advisory” and a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for Madison and surrounding areas.
Wind guts of up to 50 miles per hour could blow debris onto roads, cause power outages, and make driving difficult, especiall for high profile vehicles. Extra cautioned is urged when driving. It is also advised to secure outside objects and beware of tree branches that may be broken due to the strong winds.
The wind advisory is in effect until midnight tonight.
Several schools in Boone County closed early today because of the hazardous weather outlook. Many businesses on Main Street in downtown Madison were without power.
Meanwhile, West Virginia American Water has issued a boil water advisory for nearly 1,000 customers in Danville.
The affected area includes:
Route 85/Smoot Avenue from Route 119 to (but not including) McDonald’s
Price Branch Road from Smoot Avenue to Thurman Street
Lick Creek Road
Any customers off of Rt. 17 who have experienced low or no water pressure within the past 24 hours.
The advisory was issued following a water main break, which West Virginia American Water crews have repaired.
Affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice.