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VA Power Outages Climbing From Storm

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Power outages are mounting in southwestern Virginia as a major winter storm rolls through.

Appalachian Power says about 17,700 customers were without service Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service warns that widespread power outages are likely in parts of southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia with wind gusts of up to 65 mph expected.

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