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SUPERSTORM-ONE YEAR LATER
A year later, some in W.Va. still rebuilding from destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:02 AM EDT
Some parts of West Virginia still haven't fully recovered from the damage caused a year ago when Superstorm Sandy buried parts of the state in wet, heavy snow.
Sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the state's highest elevations. Snow drifts as high as 3 to 5 feet were reported in areas hardest hit by the Halloween-season storm. Trees snapped like matchsticks, and more than a quarter-million customers were left without electricity for days.
Seven people died from the epic storm.
Sandy caused at least $2.9 million in damage to public property in West Virginia, with roads, bridges and parks taking the brunt of the wreckage.