Mon Power Severe Summer Storm Outage Update

Jul 11, 2012, 15:17 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

AKRON, Ohio, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) employees, contractors and outside utility crew members are in the process of completing service restorations for approximately 4,900 Mon Power customers in West Virginia who lost power as a result of recent severe storms that hit the region.

While the majority of the 320,000 Mon Power customers affected by recent storms should be restored by this evening, it is expected that less than 2,000 customers in the hardest-hit areas will have service restored by Thursday or Friday.

More than 1,500 linemen continue working on outage orders, especially the harder-hit areas near Fairlea, Gassaway, and the outlying areas of Parkersburg.  The remaining work is especially labor-intensive, with smaller numbers of customers being restored with each repair.

For updated information on storm restoration, current outage maps, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe after a storm, go to

Future updates on Mon Power outages are available by calling:

Todd Meyers – Mon Power 888-233-3583  

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.