Still 108,000 without power in West Virginia
All the lights in Kanawha County are not on yet, but much progress has been made after the early week effects of Hurricane Sandy. Both AEP and First Energy have been repairing damaged power lines and transmission stations, but still 108,000 customers in West Virginia are without power. After a peak of about 44-thousand in the dark in Kanawha County, AEP's website says that number has been whittled down to near 10-thousand. Nicholas County remains among the hardest hit in the state, with well over half of the county without electricity. AEP hopes to have power restored to nearly all customers by midnight Sunday. First Energy spokespeople predict power should be restored to all customers by the middle of next week.