By Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Power companies in West Virginia say some customers that lost electricity during the recent winter storm likely won’t have it restored until sometime this weekend.

More than 74,000 customers remained without power Friday, when temperatures dipped below zero in many parts of the state.

About 43,000 Mon Power and 31,600 Appalachian Power customers are without electricity. Cabell and Wood counties each have more than 9,000 outages.

FirstEnergy says on its website that it expects to have power restored to most customers by late Saturday night.

Appalachian Power says power won’t be restored until Sunday evening because new outages keep occurring as more trees fall onto utility lines under the weight of snow.

The company has brought in additional crews from Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

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