Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Feb. 26, 2013 2:37 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 5:37 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A portion of Cabin Creek has reopened Tuesday. The 9500 block of the roadway had been closed for a few hours, while crews cleared a downed power pole from the scene.
About 130 customers lost power while crews worked to repair the pole. Meanwhile, students at nearby schools were sheltered in place until buses could pass safely along the road and could take the students home.
Students at Riverside High School and East Middle School who live above the Eskdale area were being transported Tuesday afternoon to Sharon Dawes Elementary to shelter in place until the road is cleared, a Kanawha County Schools official said.
A utility pole fell in the 9500 block of Cabin Creek about 2:30 p.m., Kanawha County dispatchers said.
A fallen utility pole in one area of Kanawha County left more than 100 people without power Tuesday.
The pole fell in the 9500 block of Cabin Creek about 2:30 p.m., Kanawha County dispatchers said. About 130 people were without power. AEP expected to have the power back on by about 4:30 p.m.
Motorists were being asked to avoid the area while crews work to repair the lines and pole.
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