- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than 30,000 Appalachian Power customers in southern West Virginia remain without electricity following severe thunderstorms.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there were 30,750 outages in the region, including 6,900 in Mingo County and 4,900 in Wayne County.

There also were outages in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh and Wyoming counties.

Appalachian Power says damage to its circuits is widespread.

Electricity is expected to be restored by Wednesday night for customers served by the company’s Bluefield and Welch service centers.

The company says it can’t accurately estimate when customers in other areas will regain electricity.

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