UPDATE: Buckhannon Pike in Nutter Fort reopens after power lines fell in roadway


UPDATE (4/1/21 1:54 p.m.):

NUTTER FORT, W.Va. – According to the Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department, Buckhannon Pike has fully reopened.

A worker for a nearby business, Our Finds Your Treasures, said it looked like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

“I was in the store, and all of a sudden, I heard a big boom, and the electric flickered on and off. I told the kids to run outside because I didn’t know what was going on,” Michelle Blackwell explained. “When I stepped out, I looked over at family dollar, and it was like Back to the Future, just like, like a big boom, and it boomed like three times, and it was a greenish-blue. It was scary. It sounded like a bomb. I didn’t know what was going on.”

 First Energy workers have been on the scene all day putting up a new pole and transformer.

ORIGINAL STORY (4/1/21 12:04 p.m.):

The area of Buckhannon Pike near the former RG Honda location has been shut down due to power lines in the roadway.

According to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center, the roadway was shut down after a lines down call on Thursday morning.

At this time, First Energy workers are on scene to clear the power lines from the road, and the area is currently without power, according to comm center officials.

No word on when the road is reopening is available at this time.

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