In a scene repeated across much of West Virginia on Tuesday, Appalachian Power workers clear downed trees from a power line on Stonewall Drive in Charleston. More than a quarter of a million customers were without electricity for much of the day, and officials warned it could be days before power was restored.
Broken, snow-covered branches encroached on the road at the corner of Beech Avenue and Poplar Road.
A state Division of Highways snowplow tried to keep up with the falling snow along W.Va. 21 near Kenna in Jackson County.
Weighted down by snow, tree branches hang low over Summit Drive on Charleston's West Side.
A Bridge Road resident sweeps snow from her SUV on Tuesday morning. Throughout the day, emergency officials urged drivers to stay off the roads if at all possible.
Gazette photo by LAWRENCE PIERCE.......'HEAVYSNOW10'.......9.5x6.76.......Power line repair on Stonewall Dr........10/30/12.......