More than 4,800 Appalachian Power customers waiting for power to be restored in Virginia

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer, Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

UPDATE

Appalachian Power crews are making progress, and now the number of customers without power is under 5,000. 

UPDATE 

More than 8,000 Appalachian Power customers are without power Thursday night. 

According to the power company, crews spent the day restoring power for more than 12,000 customers affected by Wednesday's ice storm. 

Below is a list of times when restoration is expected to be complete.

Tonight by Midnight
Montgomery County

Sunday by 4 p.m.
Amherst County
Bedford County
Botetourt County
Franklin County
Roanoke County
Roanoke (city)

AEP says that it expects most customers will see their power come back before the estimated times they've released. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Appalachian Power crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers in Virginia. 

Roanoke County, Bedford County, Franklin County, and Amherst County have the highest numbers of customers who are in the dark. In total, there are more than 17,000 customers in Virginia who need their power restored, as of 11:20 a.m. At its peak, there were over 25,000 customers impacted. 

There are nearly 700 known places where repairs will have to be made, according to ApCo. Those outages will have to be prioritized. Almost all of them are weather-related, as ice and snow brought down power lines and trees Tuesday night and Wednesday. 

Appalachian Power has brought in about 400 workers from other areas to help. 

The warmer temperatures Thursday are expected to make it easier for crews to restore power. 

There won't be any restoration estimates until the extent of the damage is more fully known. 

The outages have prompted many schools and businesses to close Thursday. 

Click here to check on your particular outage and to see restoration estimates when they are available.

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