EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The power outage still affecting about 56,000 Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia has a lot of people fired up and demanding action. Many of these people also lost power over the summer just four month ago.
"There's no sense in it. If AEP had done their job years ago and kept the lines clear and cleaned of all these trees, we woudn't have this problem,” Mike McMillion of Sissonville said. “It's been hectic and been a hassle."
Trenton Wilkinson of Sissonville said it seems like “it doesn't take much for the power to go off anymore and takes them forever to get it back on.”
Appalachian Power President Charles Patton told Eyewitness News Wednesday the company does try to maintain the lines, but some things are out of its control.
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