UPDATE: Significant progress made on restoring power to customers knocked out due to gusty winds

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Power crews have worked to restore the majority of customers who were left in the dark due to strong winds Tuesday. (Image courtesy of Appalachian Power).

UPDATE 9:50 p.m.: Significant progress has been made Tuesday evening to restore power to those customers who were knocked out due to high winds in the area.

As of 9:50 p.m., Appalachian Power reported just under 1,200 customers on their grid who were still without power.

Here are the following outage numbers in our area:

  • Franklin County: 468
  • Patrick County: 150
  • Henry County: 116
  • Bedford County: 65
  • Roanoke City: 57
  • Roanoke County: 36
  • Carroll County: 22

Throughout the day, Grayson County saw significant outages. As of 9:50 p.m., Grayson County’s outages were reported to be fewer than five customers.

Minor outages have been reported in several other counties in the area. The following locations have reported 20 or fewer customers who were without power: Nelson, Amherst, Campbell, Pittsylvania, Botetourt, and Montgomery Counties.


UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Crews are continuing to restore power to customers who have been left in the dark due to gusty winds.

Appalachian Power says over 10,000 customers on their grid are without power with the highest concentration of outages continuing to be centered in Grayson County.

As of 4:50 p.m., here are the following outages in our area:

  • Grayson County: 5,289
  • Bedford County: 866
  • Franklin County: 719
  • Henry County: 331
  • Patrick County: 295
  • Roanoke County: 170
  • Campbell County: 152
  • Roanoke City: 109
  • Amherst County: 98
  • Carroll County: 22

Other outages reported are showing less than 20 customers without power in the following counties: Nelson, Pittsylvania, Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, Bland and Mercer.


UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: Power disruptions are continuing over parts of the region due to gusty winds.

According to Appalachian Power, over 9,700 customers on their grid – which includes parts of western and central West Virginia as well as southwestern and western Virginia – are currently in the dark – most of those are in Grayson County.

As of 3 p.m., here are the following outages in our area:

  • Grayson County: 5,286
  • Franklin County: 784
  • Bedford County: 744
  • Amherst County: 456
  • Campbell County: 352
  • Patrick County: 327
  • Mercer County, WV: 181
  • Roanoke County: 172
  • Henry County: 38
  • Carroll County: 27

Other locations in our region are also reporting outages, but those numbers are generally less than 20 in the following counties: Nelson, Botetourt, Pittsylvania, Carroll, Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, Giles and Bland as well as the cities of Roanoke and Lynchburg.


(WFXR) — More than 6,200 Appalachian Power and Dominion Energy customers — over 5,100 of whom are in Grayson County — are dealing with outages on Tuesday following Monday’s severe weather.

As of 6:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, Appalachian Power says 5,170 customers are without power in Grayson County due to four outages, three of which are each affecting between 1,174 and 2,321 customers.

Appalachian Power says 5,170 customers in Grayson County are without power as of 6:58 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2021 due to these four outages. (Photo: Courtesy Appalachian Power)

Meanwhile, the company says there are also at least 815 customers reporting outages in the following localities as of 6:58 a.m.:

  • Roanoke County: 537 customers due to one outage case
  • Henry County: 131 customers due to six outage cases
  • Floyd County: 54 customers due to one outage case
  • Campbell County: 33 customers due to two outage cases
  • Roanoke City: 21 customers due to three outage cases
  • Montgomery County: 20 customers due to two outage cases
  • Franklin County: Nine customers due to four outage cases
  • Carroll County: Five customers due to one outage case
  • Pittsylvania County: Five customers due to one outage case
  • Amherst County: Less than five customers due to three outage cases
  • Giles County: Less than five customers due to two outage cases
  • Lynchburg: Less than five customers due to one outage case

Dominion Energy is also reporting 296 customers without power as of 7 a.m. because of 12 different projects around Halifax County.

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