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UPDATE: Power restored in Southern Upshur County

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UPDATE - According to Administrative Services Manager Doug Murphy, shortly after 1 p.m. power had been full restored. The cause of the outage is still under investigation but it's believe to be because of a faulty section in a transmission line. 

UPSHUR COUNTY (KYTX) - According to Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation a line near Diana has failed. The line is the main the flow of electricity for rural Upshur County.The company suspects an animal may have climbed into a transformer.

The outage happened just after 8 this morning and left 13,500 residents without power. Currently, the company still has 6,400 households without power
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