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Thousands of Appalachian Power customers without power due to storm

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Severe weather is causing power outages in Southwest Virginia on Monday morning. 

As of More than 4,900 Appalachian Power customers in Virginia do not have power. 

Most of the outages have been caused by downed trees, according to a company spokesperson. 

Appalachian Power is estimating that power should be restored to all customers by 6 p.m. Tuesday.