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Bellaire goes dark

Updated: Thursday, September 12 2013, 05:14 PM EDT

By: Ryan Eldredge


Belmont County, OH --


Officials with AEP say a high voltage transmission line in Bellaire was stuck by lightning around 7 p.m. leaving a majority of the area in the dark.


 


The strike caused an extensive amount of damage, and affected two sub-stations.


 


Officials say crews are on-site and will be working through the night.


 


Roughly 3500 customers have been affected.


 


AEP says an early estimated restoration time is by daylight.


 


Stay with NEWS9 and WTOV9.com for all the latest updates.


 

Bellaire goes dark


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