Outages still impacting more than 1,000 Appalachian Power customers in Pulaski County after Monday’s storms

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Appalachian Power says 1,020 customers are without power in Pulaski County as of 5:43 a.m. on July 28, 2021 due to this outage. (Photo: Courtesy Appalachian Power)

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — More than 1,000 Appalachian Power customers in Pulaski County are still affected by outages Wednesday morning following Monday’s storms.

As of 5:43 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, Appalachian Power says 1,027 customers in Pulaski County are without power.

However, 1,020 of those Pulaski County customers are impacted by a single outage between Hiwassee, Claytor Lake State Park, and Snowville. According to the company, the outage started at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, July 26 and was caused by tree contact.

Crews are expected to restore power to the 1,020 impacted customers by 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pulaski County Emergency Management announced overnight that staff are continuing to monitor the prolonged power outage in the Snowville area. According to emergency officials, arrangements have been made to open a cooling and charging station at the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department during the day on Wednesday if necessary.

If you are impacted by the Pulaski County power outage and need these services, you are asked to call (540) 994-2574 and leave your name and number.

Meanwhile, Appalachian Power is reporting a number of minor outages in Bedford, Nelson, Amherst, Franklin, Henry, Carroll, and Wythe counties.

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