Residents continue to deal with sporadic power outages in SWVA

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UPDATE 8:40 p.m.: Overall, the sporadic power outages continue.

In area, the largest outage involves southern Roanoke County into Franklin County, where over 700 customers are without power.

This includes areas in Roanoke this includes parts of Raleigh Court and Garden City.

In Franklin County, this includes Boones Mill and Rocky Mount.

There are also another 700 customers without power along parts of the North Shore of Smith Mountain Lake, according to Appalachian Power.

UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: Appalachian Power has restored most customers previously without power along Garst Mill Road. There are still 337 customers without power near Garst Mill Park.


UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: Appalachian Power is reporting more than 400 customers are without power east of Lynchburg, affecting parts of Route 460, Route 29 and Stage Road.

Crews estimate restoration to occur by 1 a.m. Wednesday.


UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: Power has been restored to those previously out in Roanoke; however, a new outage is being reported by Appalachian Power.

More than 800 customers are currently without power along parts of Garst Mill Road, near Garst Mill Park.

There is no time-frame being given from Appalachian Power as far as when power might be restored.

Also, more than 1,000 customers are down in parts of Monroe and Summers Counties.

Power is estimated to be restored around midnight for those customers.


UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Power has been restored to those previously down in Henry County.

Crews are still working to restore power to the near 1,200 customers down in parts of Roanoke.


UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: AEP is now confirming over 4,000 additional customers are currently in the dark in parts of Bedford County.

Crews estimate power to be restored by 8:30 p.m. tonight.

There is no word what has caused these outages.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Appalachian Power is reporting nearly 1,200 customers are currently without power from near Elmwood Park toward Grandin Village in Roanoke city.

Crews estimate that power should be restored by 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Courtesy: Appalachian Power

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