ROANOKE, Va. – As of 4:16 p.m. Monday, more than 12,000 people in southwest and central Virginia are without power, according to the Appalachian Power power outage map.
Areas near and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway are under a High Wind Warning, as wind gusts continue to howl through the region into Monday morning.
Due to these high wind gusts, restoring power can be difficult at times. If you zoom into the outage map linked above, you will find that the restoration status for many of these outages is labeled as "Assessing Condition."
We will continue to monitor the wind speeds and outages across the region through Monday.
Until the high winds subside and the extent of damage is more fully known, restoration estimates cannot be accurately determined, according to AEP.