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About 1,300 without power in W.Va.

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- About 1,300 customers in West Virginia remained without power this afternoon after strong winds blew through the state overnight.

As of 1:30 p.m., Appalachian Power's website listed almost 560 customers without service in Roane County. Roane is served by both AEP and FirstEnergy.

FirstEnergy's website reported about 800 customers without power this afternoon. Most locations had only a dozen or so customers without electricity, but Barbour County had power out for about 240 customers.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Preston and Tucker counties until 10 p.m., with wind gusts of up to 55 mph expected. Winds as high as 60 mph were recorded overnight in parts of West Virginia.


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