UPDATE, Dec. 15, 9:13 p.m. — There were 13,191 customers with no power in West Virginia. 1,818 in Maryland were still without energy.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 6:07 p.m. — There were 16,892 customers who were without power in West Virginia. In Maryland, 2,055 customers were without electricity.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 4:46 p.m. — The outages map showed 17,236 customers without power in West Virginia. Maryland customers without electricity numbered 1,824.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 3:40 p.m. — The power outages reported in West Virginia hit their highest point of the day (at the time of this update). PotomacEdison said 17,389 customers were without power. The number for its Maryland customers was 1,280.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 2:40 p.m. — West Virginia power outages were at 13,620. IN Maryland, the number of PotomacEdison customers without electricity was 1,515.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 1:24 p.m. — The power outages map showed slight improvement in West Virginia, with 13,280 customers without power. Maryland, also, saw a decrease in outages which numbered 1,347.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 11:54 a.m. — Power outages in West Virginia stood at 13,315. In Maryland, 2,143 customers were without electricity.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 10:12 a.m.PotomacEdison showed a decrease of outages in Maryland, putting the number at 2,604. In West Virginia, the figure climbed to 11,868.

Dominion Energy showed more than 1,700 people on its outage map.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 9:03 a.m. — The number of customers without electricity in Maryland grew to 2,996. PotomacEdison said the figure in West Virginia was 9,810.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 8:35 a.m. — Customers without power in West Virginia grew to 9,760. In Maryland, the number was 2,621.

UPDATE, Dec. 15, 8:09 a.m. — PotomacEdison tracked an increase in outages. The number of customers without power in West Virginia sat at 9,264; in Maryland, the number was 1,082.

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Fairly soon after a winter storm system began bringing freezing rain, ice, and some snow to West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., power companies began reporting outages for customers.

The hardest hit area appeared to be that covered by PotomacEdison, which provides service to portions of western Maryland and to West Virginia.

As of 7:52 a.m. Thursday, PotomacEdison’s outages map showed 8,996 customers without power in West Virginia; additionally, 968 customers in Maryland were without power.

Dominion Energy showed a few hundred outages across Virginia at that time, although not all of them were related to the storm system, necessarily.