UPDATE 3/26 12:11 p.m.– Appalachian Power company (AEP) reports that after high winds caused significant damage to electric facilities leaving over 58,0000 customers without power on Saturday, more than half of its customers’ power has been restored.
AEP says over 1,000 storm response workers helped to get trees cleared and power back on. However, approximately 2,200 AEP customers in Virginia remain without power.
Crews are continuing restoration efforts, and AEP expects power to be restored in Virginia by late Sunday night.
UPDATE 7:21 p.m. — Appalachian Power company (AEP) reports nearly 12,000 customers are without power across the Commonwealth.
The power company says crews are currently working to remove downed trees, repair damaged facilities, and remove debris.
At this time AEP is not able to provide accurate restoration estimates until the weather passes and assessors are able to determine the extent of damages. The company warns that windy conditions will continue to cause outages.
AEP reminds customers that all downed power lines are dangerous and can carry an electric current that can cause serious or even fatal injuries. If you encounter a downed power line the company advises that you do the following:
- keep yourself and others away from it and anything it may be touching
- call 911
- call Appalachian Power at 1-800-956-4237
To view the AEP outage map or check the status of an outage, visit the Appalachian Power website.
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — As wind gusts of over 50mph blow across the region, the Appalachian Power company (AEP) has reported nearly 4,000 customers are without power in the Dublin and Pulaski County area on March 25.
According to the AEP outage map, the company is still accessing damages in the area and a restoration time is not available.
To check the status of an outage, visit the Appalachian Power website.
This is a developing story. WFXR News will update you with information as it is released.