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APCo prepares for winter storm in W.Va.


   CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Appalachian Power is staging more than 30 contractors in southern West Virginia in advance of a winter storm.
   The utility said Wednesday that 32 contractors will be staged in Princeton. They will respond wherever needed on Thursday.
   Appalachian Power vice president Phil Wright says in a news release that the utility is confident its system will hold up well.
   Wright says colder temperatures and a lack of wind should limit widespread outages.
   If the extra crews aren't needed after the storm passes, they'll be on standby to help other utilities.

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