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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Power was being steadily restored across the Two Virginias Friday -- a day after storms rolled through the region.

According to Appalachian Power's online map, outage numbers were declining throughout the day Friday.

As of 2 p.m., just over 1,000 customers were without service in Mercer County -- down from more than 5,000 the previous evening.

Hundreds remained without service in Tazewell, Giles, Raleigh and Fayette counties.

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Thousands remained without power in the Two Virginias Friday morning after storms bringing high winds and hail rolled through the region Thursday afternoon.

According to Appalachian Power's outage map, more than 1,500 customers in Mercer County were without service as of 8 a.m.

Less than 1,000 outages each were reported in Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Raleigh and Fayette counties.

Thursday's storm downed trees, dropped quarter-sized hail and caused minor flooding across the WVVA viewing area.

View a slideshow of viewer-submitted storm photos

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