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One year later: Derecho was costliest storm in Mon Power history

June 29, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Restoration of power throughout the state and region in the days following last year’s super storm was among the largest and costliest repair projects in the history of the Monongahela......

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Jun-29-13 2:54 PM

4TB-froggy, you're lazy.

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Jun-29-13 1:44 PM

If power company runs lines across my property then they need to trim around power lines. Cut executives pay and put more workers on .

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Jun-29-13 11:22 AM

I know people that called repeatedly, BEFORE the storm, about trees on lines, and they were ignored. In some places you can step on the phone lines and they're also in the creek beds. The phones and electric are out almost every time it rains.

Also take note that almost every storm now is bringing trees down somewhere and the amount of rain dumped per hour is increasing. Almost every rain creates washouts as well.

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Jun-29-13 10:43 AM

@Privatized: I totally agree with you. I travel the rural roads of WV quite frequently and everywhere you see limbs fallen across power lines, etc. Why doesn't this article also mention this as well as what you said about the MASSIVE rate hike imposed upon the public!!!!

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Jun-29-13 10:18 AM

One year later and there's still trees left hanging over power lines in rural WV, some are also resting on the phone lines.. Ah, but they sure got their rate increases approved.

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