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More than 34,000 in Va. lack power in storm's wake

RICHMOND, Va. - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power says poor road conditions are hampering efforts to restore electricity to its customers in Virginia.

The utility reported 34,150 outages Monday morning. That's down from more than 200,000 Saturday afternoon.

Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power, says on its Web site that travel and assessment of outages are difficult because of poor road conditions. Some customers in the hardest hit areas may not have power restored until midnight Friday.

Dominion reported about 1,400 outages Monday morning in the Richmond metro area, the Shenandoah Valley and the western Piedmont.

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