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Severe Weather Rips Through North Central West Virginia

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Severe storms caused major damage to power lines, trees, homes, and businesses in North Central West Virginia on Friday evening.

According to Mon Power's website, over 300,000 customers were left without power in West Virginia, as of 11 p.m. Friday.

Local 911 call centers were swamped with calls of various weather-type emergencies following the storm, which rolled into North Central West Virginia around 7 p.m.

The cafeteria/gym/auditorium section at Norwood Elementary in Stonewood was damaged. The roof where the air conditioning unit sits upon was peeled back and sent one unit into a roof of a home nearby. Members of the Harrison County Board of Education were on scene taking steps to secure the area and view damage.

Some businesses on Main Street in Clarksburg were also damaged. A decorative piece above "The Ordinary" came crashing down on the street below. No injuries were reported.

In Morgantown, downed trees and power lines kept crews busy much of the night.

MON Power reported more 13,000 customers were without power in Monongalia County.

MECCA 911 reported several trees crashed in to homes; however it said no injuries occurred as a result of the storms.

To see photos of the storm damage we've received visit our 12 News Facebook Page.

To follow power outages in North Central West Virginia, visit the First Energy website.


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