Power outages have already been reported in some areas.
Most of downtown Elkins is currently without power.
The Inter-Mountain has not received any official information about the cause or estimated duration of the power outage. Elkins Operations Manager Bob Pingly said that at least one, possibly two, transformers exploded recently in the ally behind Elkins City Hall.
The Office of Emergency Management in Buckhannon reports that 10 percent of the county has lost power, however crews are in the area working. The OEM already recorded wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour in Upshur County.
Anyone with information about how widespread the power outages are should post to The Inter-Mountain Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheInterMountain?ref=ts&fref=ts.