Severe thunderstorms causing hundreds of power outages across the region

Tuesday evening' storms left hundreds without power. (Appalachian Power)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE 11 p.m. 7/12:

Power is being restored for many places in our area, while others are still in the dark.

Here is an updated list of the power outages in the region.

Appalachian Power:

  • Bedford - 288
  • Botetourt - 96
  • Buchanan - 503
  • Franklin - 253
  • Giles - 53
  • Montgomery - 88
  • Patrick - 251
  • Roanoke - 1,162
  • Roanoke City - 772

Dominion Energy:

  • Buchanan area - 277

Craig-Botetourt:

  • Botetourt - 129

UPDATE 9:10 p.m. 7/12:

The number of power outages is increasing as storms continue to move through our area.

Appalachian Power:

  • Bedford - 290
  • Botetourt - 233
  • Franklin - 253
  • Roanoke - 1,808
  • Roanoke City - 738

Dominion Energy:

  • Buchanan area - 277

Craig-Botetourt:

  • Botetourt - 129
  • Craig - 159
  • Giles - 59

Original Story 8:40 p.m. 7/12:

Tuesday evening’s storms are leaving hundreds of people without power.

Strong winds, hail, lightning, and downpours were reported across the region.

As of 8:40 p.m., there are hundreds of outages reported.

Appalachian Power has reported these outages in our viewing area:

  • Bedford - 210
  • Botetourt - 233
  • Franklin - 185
  • Roanoke - 1,777

And Dominion Energy has reported these outages in our viewing area:

  • Buchanan area - 277

We will continue to update this article throughout the day.


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