UPDATE: Crews work to restore power to customers left in the dark by strong storms

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UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: Appalachian Power continues to work to restore power to customers in the dark after strong storms moved through the area.

Below are the areas where outages are ongoing:

  • Amherst County: 465
  • Appomattox County: Less than five
  • Bedford County: 397
  • Bland County: 11
  • Franklin County: 146
  • Galax: Five
  • Giles County: 27
  • Henry County: 384
  • Lynchburg: 29
  • Monroe County: 26
  • Patrick County: Less than five
  • Pittsylvania County: 13
  • Pulaski County: 39
  • Roanoke City: 86
  • Roanoke County: 42
  • Wythe County: 11

UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: Several customers who were without power due to strong storms in the area have had their power restored; however, not all power customers have been that lucky.

Crews are continuing to restore power to those who were knocked out Wednesday afternoon. As of 8:50 p.m., Appalachian Power reported just over 5,600 customers along their entire grid. Below are the areas where outages continue:

  • Amherst County: 487
  • Appomattox County: Less than five
  • Bedford County: 347
  • Bland County: 11
  • Botetourt County: Less than five
  • Carroll County: Less than five
  • Franklin County: 718
  • Giles County: 28
  • Henry County: 401
  • Mercer County: Less than five
  • Monroe County: 26
  • Patrick County: Less than five
  • Pittsylvania County: 14
  • Pulaski County: 39
  • Roanoke City: 101
  • Roanoke County: 86
  • Wythe County: 27

UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: Strong storms continue bringing power outages to the region. As of 6:55 p.m., just under 10,000 customers are without power in the following areas:

  • Amherst County: 34
  • Bedford County: 17
  • Bland County: Seven
  • Botetourt County: Less than five
  • Franklin County: 676
  • Giles County: 30
  • Henry County: 387
  • Mercer County: 55
  • Monroe County: 26
  • Patrick County: Less than five
  • Pittsylvania County: 15
  • Pulaski County: 38
  • Roanoke City: 120
  • Roanoke County: 119
  • Wythe County: 19

UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: Strong storms are moving through the area. Gusty winds in some stronger storms are contributing to power being knocked out.

As of this writing, over 12,000 customers on Appalachian Power’s grid – most of those outages are in West Virginia; however, the following counties in our area are reporting outages:

  • Amherst County: 344
  • Appomattox County: Five
  • Bedford County: 17
  • Bland County: Seven
  • Botetourt County: 26
  • Campbell County: Less than five
  • Franklin County: 669
  • Giles County: 54
  • Henry County: Five
  • Mercer County: 47
  • Monroe County: 26
  • Montgomery County: Seven
  • Patrick County: 29
  • Pittsylvania County: Less than five
  • Pulaski County: 1,322
  • Roanoke County: 1,050
  • Wythe County: 77

(WFXR) — More than 1,200 Appalachian Power customers in southwest and central Virginia are dealing with outages Wednesday morning as rain continues to fall around the region.

As of 6:58 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, Appalachian Power says at least 1,203 customers are without power in the following localities:

  • Franklin County: 530 customers due to six outage cases
  • Roanoke County: 197 customers due to seven outage cases
  • Montgomery County: 154 customers due to five outage cases
  • Patrick County: 111 customers due to one outage case
  • Bedford County: 87 customers due to two outage cases
  • Giles County: 29 customers due to three outage cases
  • Roanoke City: 27 customers due to five outage cases
  • Henry County: 19 customers due to three outage cases
  • Botetourt County: 18 customers due to two outage cases
  • Amherst County: 16 customers due to four outage cases
  • Floyd County: Five customers due to one outage case
  • Pulaski County: Five customers due to one outage case
  • Campbell County: Less than five customers due to one outage case
  • Carroll County: Less than five customers due to one outage case
  • Craig County: Less than five customers due to one outage case
  • Grayson County: Less than five customers due to one outage case
  • Wythe County: Less than five customers due to one outage case

While the company did not provide causes for the majority of these outages, the causes that were listed included tree contact and equipment issues.

Appalachian Power estimates electricity will be restored to the impacted customers between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

For more information about an outage in your area, check out the Appalachian Power outage map.

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