More than 21,000 Virginians still without power after Thursday's ice storm

Some will be without power until Sunday

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

Ice in Christiansburg

ROANOKE, Va. - Tens of thousands of Appalachian Power customers remain without electricity thanks to Thursday's ice storm.

As of 4:45 p.m., over more than 21,000 customers were experiencing an outage across Virginia. 

Here's a breakdown of the highest customer outages by county

  • Carroll County - 6,500
  • Floyd County - 4,693
  • Grayson County - 2,351
  • Patrick County - 1,649
  • Montgomery County - 1,499
  • Craig County - 1,011

AEP says about 1,200 workers are taking part in the restoration efforts.

Here's a look at power restoration estimate by AEP:

  • Today by 10 p.m. - customers in Montgomery and Smyth counties should see power restored
  • Saturday by 4 p.m. - customers in Patrick and Roanoke counties should be restored
  • Saturday by 10 p.m. - customers in Floyd County should have power again
  • Sunday by 6 p.m. - customers in Carroll and Grayson counties should power restored

Appalachian Power has moved company and contract line workers from parts of West Virginia and Tennessee that were unaffected by the storm to assist local crews with damage assessment and service restoration.

Even some workers from Kentucky Power are assisting ApCo.

Click here to check on an outage in your neighborhood.

 

 

Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.