Power outages in Southwest, Central Virginia Dec. 26

Updated as of 2:45 p.m. Monday

Thousands were without power in Central and Southwest Virginia following the winter weather storm that rolled through the Commonwealth before Christmas.

Below are the worst outage areas in our region among the now 2,696 Appalachian Power customers in Virginia without power:

  • Roanoke County: 595
  • Franklin County: 1,021
  • Bedford County: 215
  • Botetourt County: 218
  • Roanoke City: 350

Crews are working to restore power and they are trying to make sure those who don’t have power, or may lose power, have emergency plans in place. Learn more here.

Appalachian Power expected most of their customers to have power back on by Monday night. Read more here.

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