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Residents cope with power outages after storm


RENICK, W. Va (WVVA)--The winter storm brought power outages to many across the Two Virginias Wednesday.

The day began with around 2,000 customers affected in Greenbrier County.

The northern end of the county was the main area where the outages took place.

Crews could be seen clearing fallen trees from roads as power companies worked to restore electricity.

Many residents relied on wood stoves and gas heaters to warm their homes while they waited for the lights to come back on.

Peggy Hollandsworth-Lewis from Renick said, "We're having to get wood and [keep] wood in the stove. I've got a Home Comfort cookstove that we use, so we had that as backup heat."

She said with her stove ready to use during times like this, she can have somewhat of a normal morning routine.

"I cooked eggs and fried potatoes and coffee on it [this morning]," she said.

As of 5 PM Wednesday night, only about a thousand outages remained in Greenbrier County.

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