Power outage reported in Cabell County

A power outage left many without service in Cabell County Tuesday afternoon. (WCHS/WVAH)

A power outage is affecting much of Cabell County Tuesday afternoon.

Cabell County dispatchers said it was first reported about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in mostly the eastern part of the county. The outage is affecting traffic lights in the area.

Cabell County schools said many schools are without power but they are not releasing early. Officials said there wasn't much time left in the school day and the buildings remain cool. School officials said phones are not working at many of the schools with power out.

Appalachian Power Spokesman Phil Moye said they are assessing the problem and they believe it may be an issue with a piece of equipment in the West Huntington substation.

There is not an estimated time for restoration of service, but Moye said the power company doesn't anticipate a lengthy outage.

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