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More than 33,000 still without power in W.Va.

Nov. 05, 2012 @ 06:39 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 33,000 electricity customers in West Virginia remain in the dark nearly a week after Superstorm Sandy buried parts of the state with snow.

Most of the remaining outages are in northern and eastern counties served by FirstEnergy. The utility’s website says about 32,000 customers were without power Monday morning. The most outages are in Preston County, where 7,725 customers have no power.

In southern West Virginia, Appalachian Power reports about 1,500 outages in Fayette County and about 600 outages in Wyoming county.

At the height of Sandy, more than one-quarter million customers in West Virginia had no power.