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Storms cause about 9,000 outages in state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- About 9,000 electricity customers in West Virginia are without service and some secondary roads are blocked by high water as a storm system moves across the state.

Flood warnings are in effect in some areas, including Franklin, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Summers counties.

The National Weather Service's website shows the North Central West Virginia Airport recorded wind gusts of 49 miles per hour shortly after midnight.

Appalachian Power reports about 4,600 customers are without electricity, including about 1,300 in Lincoln County.

About 4,400 FirstEnergy customers are without power, including about 600 outages each in Calhoun, Braxton and Mineral counties.


The Division of Highways says more than a dozen secondary roads across the state are closed due to high water.



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