Appalachian Power spokeswoman Jeri Matheney said the utility intends to send crews Northeast, "but it may only be to northern West Virginia.
"We'll obviously take care of all of our own customers first," Matheney said on Monday. "We have to make sure we're completely clear. We also want to monitor the Nor'easter and the effect it may have on West Virginia.
"It's all still up in the air but we are anxious to help as soon as we can," she said. "I think the earliest we can send crews is Wednesday."
However, Matheney said, "Some out-of-state crews that came to assist us have been released if they have finished their restoration work, such as out-of-state crews working in the Huntington area and out-of-state-crews that had been working in Virginia. No doubt some of them are already headed to the Northeast."