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Around 20,000 without power as strong storms knock out power across Southwest, Central Virginia

Information as of 11 a.m. Wednesday

Storms moving through Vinton, Virginia on May 4, 2021.
Storms moving through Vinton, Virginia on May 4, 2021. (WSLS 10)

ROANOKE, Va. – Tuesday afternoon’s powerful storms have left many without power.

As of 11 a.m., Appalachian Power is reporting 13,982 customers without power in Virginia. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of the 10 counties with the most outages:

City/CountyCustomer Outages
Albemarle County1,661
Amherst County4,423
Bedford County2,345
Botetourt County451
Lynchburg1,419
Montgomery County672
Nelson County362
Roanoke City421
Roanoke County1,006
Smyth County746

As of 11 a.m., the Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative is reporting 617 customers without power in our region.

  • 176 in Alleghany County
  • 225 in Botetourt County
  • 255 in Craig County

As of 11 a.m., the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is reporting 301 customers in our area without power. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown:

  • 55 in Nelson County
  • 23 in Amherst County

As of 11 a.m., Dominion is reporting 371 customers without power in our region. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown:

  • 264 in Botetourt County
  • 95 in Buena Vista

Watch Justin McKee’s forecast update from 2:55 p.m. Tuesday

Justin McKee has what we can expect
Justin McKee has what we can expect

About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.