Blizzard Warning Issued For Much Of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (October 30, 2012)--A blizzard warning covered a large part of West Virginia Tuesday as snow and high winds blow over Appalachia on the edges of Superstorm Sandy.

The National Weather Service said a foot or more of snow was reported in lower elevations of West Virginia, where most towns and roads are.

Higher elevations in the mountains were getting more than two feet.

More than 128,000 customers in West Virginia were without power.

Authorities closed more than 45 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line because of blizzard conditions and stuck cars.

The State Highway Administration in Maryland said the higher elevations in the western state have gotten more than a foot of snow since Monday afternoon, and it was still snowing at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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