CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is beginning to warm up a bit following an arctic blast that broke cold temperature records across the state.
Temperatures this morning ranged from 4 degrees in Elkins and Lewisburg to 12 degrees in Bluefield.
Below-zero temperatures on Tuesday broke records in Wheeling, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Huntington and Charleston. Beckley's minus 9 degrees on Tuesday morning broke a mark that had stood since 1912.
While temperatures are inching up, utilities continue to grapple with power outages around the state.
About 6,600 Appalachian Power customers in western and southern West Virginia were without power Wednesday morning. FirstEnergy reports about 860 outages in northern counties.