More than 15,000 Virginians without power as snow continues to pummel region

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROANOKE, Va. - Thousands of people are dealing with power outages as snow continues to fall.

Some of the hardest hit areas include Scott County, Henry County and Washington County.

The city of Danville has hundreds of customers without power after a tree fell on a power line.

Appalachian Power contractors and assessors are in place and additional crews from utilities outside the company’s service area, including AEP Ohio, Indiana Michigan Power, First Energy and Dayton Power and Light, have started moving in.

Additional crews from areas unaffected by the storm will be ready Monday to assist in restoration efforts.

The company continues to monitor the weather closely and will adjust its plans as forecasts warrant.

Click here for the latest outage information from AEP.

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