CHARLESTON, W.Va.¬†—¬†There remained more than 28,000 Appalachian Power customers without power Sunday afternoon following a fierce wind storm Saturday night across most of southern West Virginia.

Kanawha County had more than 8,000 customers without service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday with Raleigh having more than 5,000. Outages numbered more than 3,000 in Wayne County while Putnam, Mason, Mingo, Logan and Fayette counties had more than 1,000 customers impacted each.

Mon Power’s total outages as of Sunday afternoon were just more than 700.

There was no immediate word when all power would be restored.

The National Weather Service said wind gusts reached 56 mph in Beckley Saturday night and 52 mph in Charleston. The top gusts was reported at Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County at 65 mph. There was also three inches of snow at Snowshoe.

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