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APCo removes tons of debris from Smith Mountain Lake

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Courtesy: Appalachian Power Courtesy: Appalachian Power
Courtesy: Appalachian Power Courtesy: Appalachian Power
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VA -

Appalachian Power says its crews have removed tons of debris from Smith Mountain Lake already this Winter.

The power company blames heavy rains and flooding that we saw earlier this season, for washing debris and trash from the lake's shoreline.

APCo crews focused on the lake's Roanoke River section the past few weeks, and removed 528 tons of debris.  APCo tells us most of the debris was wood, and there was "significantly less man-made debris than in years past," according to Teresa Rogers, process supervisor for Hydro Generation Appalachian Power.  "This is a testament to the volunteer river clean-up efforts upstream in recent years."

Clean-up crews plan to focus on the Blackwater section of the lake next.

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