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Winter storm dumps up to a foot in southern W.Va.

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power estimates it won’t have power restored to residents of Monroe County until Tuesday night from the recent winter storm.

More than 4,900 Appalachian Power customers in southern West Virginia lost service during the storm Thursday night. About 2,200 customers remained without electricity on Friday night, including 1,600 customers in Monroe County.

Appalachian Power experienced heavy outages in its southwestern Virginia service area, where 79,000 customers were without power Friday night.

The National Weather Service says portions of Mercer County and the Bluefield area received 11 to 12 inches of snow, while Summers County recorded 10 inches.