- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than one third of West Virginia is under a winter storm warning for up to 15 inches of heavy, wet snow.

The warning is effective in at least 21 counties through early Friday. The warning area stretches from Bluefield in the south to Martinsburg in the Eastern Panhandle.

The National Weather Service says the snow could lead to sporadic power outages and hazardous travel conditions.

Snowfall amounts could vary from 5 to 9 inches in southern counties, 6 to 10 inches in some eastern counties, and 7 to 12 inches in the Eastern Panhandle. Up to 15 inches of snow is possible along higher elevations.

Lesser amounts are forecast in some counties west of the warning area.

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