Several trees downed in high winds – The DPost

MORGANTOWN — At least 16 trees fell and as many as 2,000 people lost power Monday night, Dec. 28, as winds hit up to 40 miles per hour.

MECCA 911 Director Mike Wolfe said the trees were reported down from 4 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, mostly from Cheat Lake to Brookhaven. Three power lines were also reported down, but Wolfe said no major damage was reported as a result.

Mon Power spokesman Todd Meyers said about 2,000 customers in West Virginia lost power overnight. He couldn’t say exactly how many were in the Morgantown area.

“That area was among the hardest hit because of the wind,” Meyers said.

About 350 of Monongalia County’s 52,000 Mon Power customers remained without electricity as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service reported high winds of 40 miles per hour at the Morgantown Municipal Airport, at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

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