UPDATE 11:15 p.m.: Appalachian Power continues to report outages in the area from the winter storm.
According to AEP, around 2,400 customers are still in the dark with primarily sporadic outages continuing. There are no widespread outages being reported.
Crews will continue to work through the overnight hours to restore power to those who are currently in the dark.
UPDATE 7:40 p.m. Appalachian Power crews are still working to restore customers who are without power from the day’s icy weather.
Appalachian Power says around 2,700 customers are without power with only sporadic outages remaining with not one location having more than 50 customers without power in the same area.
UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Appalachian Power crews continue to restore power to customers knocked out from the ice we saw across the area.
The latest update shows under 4,000 customers on AEP’s grid are in the dark.
The largest is now just west of Bassett in Henry County where over 1,800 customers are without power.
The previously-reported outage around Smith Mountain Lake is no longer active as those customers have had their power restored.
UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: Several sporadic power outages across central and southwest Virginia continue.
The largest outages involves around 1,300 customers near Smith Mountain Lake where crews expect power to be restored by 6 p.m.
The remainder of the outages are scattered across the area and generally don’t involve more than sections of neighborhoods.
Power disruptions are, in large part, due to ice weighing down trees and power lines, allowing them to snap.
This will likely continue as temperatures continue flirting with the freezing mark. The rain/freezing rain is expected to exit the area from southwest to northeast during the evening.
(WFXR) — More than 6,000 Appalachian Power customers — many in the Southside region — are facing outages Wednesday afternoon as wet and wintry weather continues to impact southwest and central Virginia.
According to Appalachian Power, at least 6,164 customers are without power in the following localities as of 1:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16:
- Henry County: 2,110 customers due to 15 outage cases
- Patrick County: 1,490 customers due to 4 outage cases
- Pittsylvania County: 748 customers due to 1 outage case
- Franklin County: 594 customers due to 6 outage cases
- Campbell County: 397 customers due to 3 outage cases
- Floyd County: 345 customers due to 4 outage cases
- Carroll County: 184 customers due to 10 outage cases
- Roanoke City: 177 customers due to 2 outage cases
- Nelson County: 51 customers due to 1 outage case
- Grayson County: 32 customers due to 5 outage cases
- Lynchburg: 27 customers due to 3 outage cases
- Roanoke County: 9 customers due to 2 outage cases
- Amherst County: Less than 5 customers due to 1 outage case
- Giles County: Less than 5 customers due to 1 outage case
Meanwhile, Radford City officials say the Radford Electric Department is responding to reports of power outages in West and Central Radford.
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