OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) Wheeling Police put out a list of areas with no power and storm damage that includes:
- South End of Wheeling Island
- Elm Grove
- Parts of Woodsdale/ Edgewood
- North Wheeling
- East Wheeling
- South Wheeling
- Center Wheeling
Ohio County EMA Director Lou Vargo says all city and county offices are closed Tuesday because downtown Wheeling remains without power.
He says avoid Route 2 in Ohio County which is closed in both directions following a primary power line across the road.
In Wheeling, the 16th Street exit ramp is closed after a power line fell around 5 AM.
Wheeling Hospital is running on a generator.
Vargo tells 7NEWS that a fire also happened overnight, injuring three firefighters.
PREVIOUS: OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department is responding to down trees and powerlines, “everywhere,” especially on the backroads.
EMA Director Lou Vargo warns drivers, “please be careful” and be aware, as the roads are not safe this morning.
Powerlines are down county wide.
Ohio County is facing about 15,000 houses without power from the storms Monday night – early Tuesday hours. That is 60 percent of the county without power.
At 5 AM, I-70 was in the dark passing through the county and so was most of downtown Wheeling.
In Belmont County, with 10,000 outages showing, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says they are not responding to anything major at this time.
Stay with us for updates.