Appalachian Power says they are ready for impending winter weather

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — With the threat of winter weather over the next several days, Appalachian Power says they continue preparing in the event that adverse weather causes customers to lose power.

Appalachian Power says it is monitoring the threat of ice accumulation to parts of its service area in West Virginia and Virginia.

“In advance of the storm, we are bringing in nearly 200 workers to assist with expected service restoration, including 40 damage assessment workers from Ohio and 150 line workers from Ohio and Indiana. The workers will be in place by mid-day in areas where damage is expected.”

Official statement from Appalachian Power

Local employees and Appalachian Power contractors will remain in their regular reporting stations and are prepared to either work in their own areas or potentially travel to other areas that may need assistance.

“Ice storms can cause damage that downs power lines. Customers should treat all downed lines as live power lines and stay away from them. Never touch downed power lines or sparking equipment. Keep children and pets away from fallen lines and anything the lines may touch.”

Official statement from Appalachian Power

For additional power outage safety tips from Appalachian Power, click here.

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