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Some AEP customers may not get power back until Friday

Some AEP customers may not get power back until Friday (Image 1) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

(WSLS 10) - After wet snow fell Wednesday, thousands were left without power in southwest Virginia. 

Nearly 15,000 customers were without power across several counties Wednesday evening. A spokesperson with the Appalachian Power Company said some may not have power back until Friday. 

At height of the storm, AEP says nearly 22,000 total customers were without power. That came down to 15,000 Wednesday evening. 

AEP says heavy, wet snow and some wind in higher elevations, was the cause for most outages. AEP says Many small outages scattered throughout the territory makes getting power back on to everyone time-consuming. 

The areas with the most outages included Floyd Co., Carroll Co, Grayson Co. and Montgomery Co.

AEP says it requested additional crews, which were in place and working to get power back on Wednesday evening. It estimates restoration times for Floyd Co. could go as late as Friday night, but no later. The same is true for the Woodlawn and Wytheville areas.

If you are without power, you are asked to contact AEP to report your outage. Contact information and outage numbers can be found on AEP's website