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Snow slows in Va., 20 inches in some places

Wednesday - 3/6/2013, 5:00pm  ET

Jimmy Floyd uses a snow blower to clear the snow from the end of his driveway during the largerst winter storm of the season so far in Staunton, Va., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia, as snow continues to pile up and knock out power to electric customers. (AP Photo/The Staunton News Leader, Mike Tripp) NO SALES

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a winter storm is winding down in Virginia, leaving 20 inches in some locations and winds gusting to 40 mph.

The weather service said Wednesday the storm dumped 20 inches of snow in Augusta and Warren counties, 18 inches in Page County, 10 inches in Albemarle, a foot in Allegany and several inches or more in other locations.

More than 215,000 utility customers remain without power. Gov. Bob McDonnell said that number is likely to increase because of the heavy snow and high winds.

Utility companies said they can't say when the power will be restored until they assess the damage.

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