Thousands of Appalachian Power customers are still in the dark after heavy snow fell throughout southwest Virginia this past weekend. Now, the company is estimating that some won't have power until late Thursday night.
AEP is reporting outages all across southwest Virginia, especially in the New River Valley, where snow totals were greatest.
As much as 15 inches of heavy, wet snow fell in some areas, which caused downed trees and power lines.
With sunny weather Monday, crews expect to make headway. Road access issues remain, according to AEP.
More than 1,000 AEP employees are working to restore power.
Line crews are working on outages that affect large numbers of customers. At the same time, damage assessors are physically patrolling lines, identifying damaged areas and determining the resources needed to make repairs.
AEP is using several helicopters to help with power line assessments.
As of 7:15 p.m. Monday, these are the number of customers affected:
Bedford County: Fewer than 5
Bland County: 2,797
Carroll County: 795
Floyd County: 2,005
Franklin County: 1,343
Galax: Fewer than 5
Giles County: 3,074
Grayson County: 28
Henry County: 1,630
Montgomery County: 9,438
Patrick County: 1,057
Pittsylvania County: 18
Pulaski County: 8,598
Roanoke County: 11
Wythe County: 6,088
Danville, which does not rely on Appalachian Power for electricity, is also reporting about 500 customers without power.
If your county or city is not listed, there are no reported outages for your area.
Today by 4 p.m.
City of Roanoke
Today by midnight
Tuesday by midnight
Wednesday by midnight
Thursday by midnight
In total, Appalachian Power is reporting 48,962 without power in Virginia, as of 11 a.m. Monday. That's down from 51,820 customers at 6 a.m. Monday, and down from over 63,000 on Sunday.