Appalachian Power provides information on preparing for the upcoming winter storm

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FORT WORTH, TX – FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Town of Christiansburg has shared some information from Appalachian Power regarding the threat of significant ice in the area.

Among the most-useful pieces of information, is to treat any downed power line as if it is live. Do not ever touch a downed line or equipment that is sparking.

Also, if you use a portable or RV generator, place it in a cool, dry and well-ventilated outdoor location. Do not plug the generator into the circuit box and be sure to follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully and plug in essential appliances directly into the generator.

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