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WV power outages from Sandy down to about 15K

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  • Many WV coal counties losing revenue

    Many WV coal counties losing revenue

    Monday, August 8 2016 10:15 AM EDT2016-08-08 14:15:05 GMT

    As Appalachian coal production continues its drastic decline, West Virginia’s coal-producing counties are  not only losing people as lifelong residents are forced to flee their homes in order to find work, but in many cases, they’re also relinquishing millions of dollars from their budgets.

    As Appalachian coal production continues its drastic decline, West Virginia’s coal-producing counties are  not only losing people as lifelong residents are forced to flee their homes in order to find work, but in many cases, they’re also relinquishing millions of dollars from their budgets.

CHARLESTON (AP) — The number of West Virginia homes and businesses still without power in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy is down to about 15,000.

FirstEnergy's website shows that about 4,500 of those are in Preston County, while Webster has about 2,700 outages. Randolph still had 2,500 on Thursday morning.

The utility has said it expects to have service largely restored by Friday night and fully restored by the end of the weekend.

Appalachian Power, meanwhile, has restored service to all its customers.

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