Hundreds of Appalachian customers in the dark following storm


ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Back-to-back severe thunderstorm systems moved across Southwest Virginia service areas this week, leaving a total of more than 100,000 Appalachian Power's customers without power.

Outage levels peaked in Virginia at around 18,000 Monday evening.

For many areas, the storms were the latest in a string of recent rainfalls that have saturated the ground with moisture and made conditions favorable for trees to uproot.

The forecast through the remainder of the week is not expected to cause significant additional outages.

As of 10:30 a.m. Wedneday, around 2,300 customers in Virginia are without electric service. Approximate state and county totals follow:

Virginia – 2,300 (Bland  400; Buchanan  200; Dickenson  700; Russell  500; Tazewell  200; Washington  300)

Service restoration is expected to be complete in all parts of the company's Virginia service area by tonight.


Buchanan Co., VA198
Dickenson Co., VA650
Russell Co., VA458
Tazewell Co., VA204
Washington Co., VA211