Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 21, 2012

W.Va. braces for several inches of snow


Associated Press

BLUEFIELD —

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Much of West Virginia is bracing for several inches of snow on the first day of winter.

According to media reports, some areas could even see blizzard conditions Friday. Nearly three dozen West Virginia Counties are under a winter weather advisory.

The National Weather Service says snow could continue through early Saturday in the state's eastern mountains.

Utility and road crews have been preparing for the storm. It was bringing high winds and flurries on Friday morning.

Nearly 6,000 people across the state have lost power so far.

Mon Power reports about 3,700 outages, the bulk of them in Tucker, Upshur, Barbour and Preston counties.

Appalachian Power says 2,600 customers are in the dark. Most of them are in Kanawha, Logan, Lincoln and Mingo counties.