As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, Appalachian Power listed fewer than 1,000 customers without power in West Virginia, including about 300 in Kanawha County.
FirstEnergy, which supplies electricity to much of the northern part of the state, listed fewer than 200 customers without service by mid-afternoon, mostly in Braxton County.
In Pocahontas County, usually on the receiving end of significant snowfall, emergency dispatchers in Marlinton reported only flurries Wednesday afternoon and no real accumulation. At Snowshoe Mountain Resort, one of the county's ski resorts, snowfall began about sunup. Staff expected about 7 inches of snow overnight.
In Nicholas County, 911 dispatchers reported about 3 inches of snow on the ground, with another 3 to 5 inches expected. Roads remained snow covered and slick, and accounted for several accidents.
A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service was to continue until 1 a.m. Thursday for Greenbrier, Mercer, Preston, Summers and Tucker counties, as well as western parts of Grant, Mineral and Pendleton counties.
A cold high pressure system was expected to move in for Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures forecast to rise slightly above freezing in Charleston. Temperatures are expected to warm up over the weekend, with light rain returning by Sunday night or Monday.
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