UPDATE 8:17 p.m.: Appalachian Power reporting over 1,000 customers without power in Amherst County.
UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: Below are the latest numbers from Appalachian Power.
The following localities are dealing with outages:
- Tazewell County has just under 2,300 customers without power
- Amherst County has a little over 900 customers without power
- Patrick County has a little over 600 customers without power
The following localities in our area are reporting only a few minor outages including Roanoke, Lynchburg, Roanoke County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Giles County, Carroll County, Grayson County, Henry County, Pittsylvania County, Franklin County, Bedford County and Campbell County.
A total of 6,730 customers on Appalachian Power’s grid are without power, as of this update.
Dominion Power has far fewer customers without power. In Virginia and North Carolina, they are reporting just over 1,200 customers without power.
Locally, minor outages of less than five customers are in the dark in Botetourt and Halifax Counties.
UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: Power crews continue working to restore outages in the region due to the winter storm.
As of this update, Appalachian Power has just over 4,500 outages across Virginia and West Virginia.
Tazewell County continues to have the highest amount of outages with around 2,300 customers left in the dark.
Patrick County has a little more than 600 customers without power.
Other parts of the region include Roanoke and Lynchburg as well as the counties of Bedford, Campbell, Floyd, Montgomery, Henry, Carroll, Pulaski and Giles have minor outages.
Dominion Power is starting to report more outages on their grid.
They have just over 3,100 customers total without power across Virginia and North Carolina.
The highest concentration is in Campbell County with over 1,370 customers without power.
Halifax County has just under 1,000 customers without power.
Pittsylvania County has five customers without power.
There are no estimates being provided when power will be restored but there are crews scattered all over the region to help restore power as quickly as possible.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m.: Power outages are being reported in the region.
As of this update, Appalachian Power continues to indicate that over 4,200 customers are without power in Virginia and West Virginia.
In Tazewell County, around 2,200 customers are still without power.
In Patrick County, just over 400 customers are without power.
Elsewhere, more sporadic outages are being reported.
Dominion Power is not reporting any outages in our region; however, outages are being reported in other parts of the Commonwealth.
(WFXR) – Power crews are continuing work to get power restored to customers who are currently left in the dark.
According to Appalachian Power, as of 2 p.m. Sunday, just over 3,800 customers are without power – the vast majority of which are in Tazewell County where around 2,200 customers are without power. Smyth County follows behind with just over 900 customers without power.
Other areas in and around the Route 460 corridor are much fewer.
Appalachian Power has crews from sister companies in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio that are in place in Virginia and West Virginia to help local crews handle any outages.
Dominion Power is reporting much fewer outages – around 960.
In our area, Halifax County is only reporting one customer without power. The largest concentration of outages on Dominion’s grid comes from Cumberland County where around 450 customers are in the dark.
As winds continue increasing in the area along with more freezing rain moving into areas – especially toward Southside and into Central Virginia, more power outages are expected to develop through the afternoon and into the evening.