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Thunderstorms leave 50,000 without power

Published:Thursday | June 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

WEST VIRGINIA, United States (AP):

More than 50,000 customers remain without electricity after severe thunderstorms rolled through West Virginia.

Appalachian Power says on its website that nearly 49,000 customers had no service yesterday across 16 counties in southern West Virginia. That includes nearly 13,000 customers in Cabell County, 8,000 in Wayne County and more than 5,000 each in Kanawha and Logan counties.

FirstEnergy says about 3,200 customers had no service.

The storms Tuesday night brought high wind gusts and lightning but no significant rainfall amounts.

The National Weather Service said yesterday more thunderstorms are possible in the state.