CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Utility crews are working to restore power to 148,000 customers in West Virginia.
FirstEnergy's website says more than 80,000 customers of Mon Power and Potomac Edison are without electricity Thursday. A majority of its customers in Barbour, Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Webster counties had no power. Preston County had the most outages at 13,400.
A Mon Power spokesman had no estimate on when power would be restored.
Appalachian Power says it has about 68,000 outages, including 13,500 in Kanawha County.
Appalachian Power spokesman Phil Moye says service would be restored by Friday night in Beckley, Bluefield, Hamlin, Hico, Huntington, Logan, Pineville, Point Pleasant, Ripley, Wayne, Welch, and Williamson. Service is expected to be restored by Sunday night in some other areas, including Charleston and Madison.