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Storm closes schools, government offices in W.Va.

March 3, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A winter storm has knocked out electricity to about 1,000 customers in West Virginia and closed schools and some government offices.

The National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow is possible Monday in parts of Nicholas, Webster, Pocahontas and Randolph counties. Other areas could see 6 inches to 8 inches.

County government offices are closed in Kanawha and Jefferson counties.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking state employees to delay going to work until 10:30 a.m. Monday, except for those providing weather-related support.

About a dozen flights at airports in Charleston and Beckley have been cancelled.

Appalachian Power reports about 1,000 outages in Cabell, Kanawha, Mercer and Mingo counties.

Winter storm warnings remain in effect through Monday evening for most of the state.



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