West Virginia Storm Update

UPDATE: 3:00 P.M. ET, 12/10/13

As of early afternoon Tuesday, it appears that the bulk of the remaining West Virginia power outages in Suddenlink-served areas are in and around Princeton. We continue to track storm recovery efforts by electric utility crews in that area in order to help make sure our services are available as soon as commercial power is restored.

ORIGINAL: 2:45 P.M. ET, 12/09/13

Winter Storm Dion has had minimal effect on Suddenlink’s West Virginia customers.  Service levels remain close to 100 percent in most locations.  The hardest-hit areas appear to be Beckley, Hinton, Lewisburg and Princeton, W. Va., although even in these locations, more than nine of every 10 customers continue to have service.  Suddenlink managers are tracking storm recovery efforts by electric utility crews and working to help make sure Suddenlink services are operational as soon as commercial power is restored in affected areas.

In cases where cable lines running to the home are knocked down by the storm or by felled trees or tree limbs, our crews begin repairs immediately after power company officials give them the okay to do so. 

As a reminder, please avoid contact with downed utility lines, since they may be electrical lines or otherwise in contact with electrical power sources and, as a result, could pose an electrocution risk.

We will post further updates as they become available.


Lewisburg Voted ‘Coolest Small Town in America’

Suddenlink-served Lewisburg, W. Va., (population 3,893) was voted the “Coolest Small Town in America” by readers and editors of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine.

“A small town is usually lucky if there’s a decent one-screen movie theater, maybe a community dance troupe. But a Carnegie Hall? This speck on the map in the Greenbrier River Valley lays claim to one of only four in the world,” write the editors. “The 1902 building now serves as Lewisburg’s creative control tower, attracting an unlikely band of artistic characters, back-to-the-land types, and retirees.”

In addition to its reputation for the arts, Lewisburg is noted for its award-winning restaurants, antique shops, trendy clothing boutiques, quaint bed and breakfasts and historic inns.