ST. MARYS - While power has been restored for many areas of the Mid-Ohio Valley, the director of emergency services in Pleasants County said they are being kept in the dark as to when they can expect electric service to be restored.
Steve Knight, director of the Pleasants County Office of Emergency Services, said around 65 to 70 percent of Pleasants County remains without electric power.
"We've had no word from the power company as to when our power will be back," he said. "At one time their web site said we'd have power on Thursday and now it says Sunday."
A spokesman from the power company was not immediately available.
Knight said the water is still flowing in most areas since the county public service districts have been relying on generators.
"We haven't seen any power company trucks in three days," he said. "We have two water systems running on generators."
Knight said the St. Marys Public Service District has a generator from Triad-Hunter at the Oakwood Terrace booster station and it is trying to get a second generator for the Union-Williams Public Service District booster station serving the southern end of the county.
Knight said a cooling center has been opened in the Jim Spence Center at the Pleasants County Park.
Water distribution has started at the St. Marys and Belmont volunteer fire departments along with satellite locations at Schultz, Oak Grove, Arvilla and Hebron.
According to the Mon Power outage report maps, 2,283 customers were without power in Pleasants County.
Outage totals in other counties in the region are: