CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- While Kanawha County and surrounding areas were supposed to see mostly rain Wednesday from the latest in a series of big storms, other parts of West Virginia braced for more winter weather.
About 3,417 Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia were without electricity just before 7 p.m., according to the company. Some of the hardest-hit areas were near Beckley, Bluefield, Pineville and Hico.
More than 1,175 Mon Power customers didn't have electricity just before 7 p.m., according to the company's website.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather warning for Brooke, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Mineral, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston and Tucker counties. Several inches of snow, sleet and ice were possible in those counties, according to the weather service.
A winter weather advisory, with the possibility of lesser accumulations, was issued for several other counties, including Berkeley, Marion, Monongalia and Greenbrier.
Most of those warnings were set to expire at 6 a.m. Thursday.
A freezing rain advisory expired Wednesday morning for Barbour, Doddridge, Fayette, Harrison, Nicholas, Raleigh, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur and Webster counties. Pocahontas and Randolph counties faced an ice storm warning, but that advisory also was canceled Wednesday afternoon. However, Pocahontas County emergency officials expected strong winds of up to 55 miles per hour until about 4 p.m. Thursday.
The Martinsburg Mall closed all stores at 6 p.m. Wednesday but expected to reopen Thursday morning, according to the mall's Twitter account.