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., VA||198|
|Dickenson Co., VA||650|
|Russell Co., VA||458|
|Tazewell Co., VA||204|
|Washington Co., VA||211|
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