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About 95K W.Va. homes, businesses without power

Nov. 02, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

CHARLESTON — More West Virginia homes are coming back on the grid.

As of Friday afternoon, about 95,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

FirstEnergy’s website says that about 64,600 customers of Mon Power and Potomac Edison are without electricity.

Nearly 24,000 of those are in Preston and Randolph counties, alone. The other hardest-hit counties include Barbour, Nicholas, Webster and Upshur.

Appalachian Power, meanwhile, says it’s down to fewer than 31,000 customers without power.

Restoration estimates vary, but Appalachian Power has said some customers might remain without power until Sunday night.