UPDATE: Power slowly being restored in Southwest, Central Virginia after windy conditions impact area

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UPDATE 9:23 PM — Power is gradually being restored throughout Southwest and Central Virginia.

Appalachian Power is reporting significantly fewer customers without power. Currently, 1,973 customers are without power across their grid.

Isolated power outages are still being reported in Roanoke, Botetourt, Bath, and Bedford counties.

UPDATE 6:01 PM — More power outages are streaming in from portions of Botetourt, Alleghany, Craig, and Giles counties this evening.

Although isolated outages are being reported in other counties, The following areas are experiencing the most outages per capita at this time:

  • Alleghany County: 1,753
  • Botetourt County: 1,191
  • Craig County: 557
  • Covington: 421
  • Giles County: 635
  • Highland County: 185

UPDATE 4:27 PM — Appalachian Power continues to see power outages throughout the region this afternoon. At this time, 3,311 customers are without power.

Power is being restored in parts of Carroll County. Currently, 692 customers are without power. However, there are 858 Botetourt County customers who do not have power.

More outages are being reported in Craig and Alleghany counties. 661 customers are without power in Craig County while 855 customers are being impacted in Alleghany County.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Power outages are being reported across Southwest and Central Virginia this Friday as gusty winds impact the region.

As of 3:00 p.m., Appalachian Power is reporting 4,020 customers are without power across their grid. Most of the outages were caused by downed trees.

Carroll County has the most outages with 1,515 customers being impacted. Additional outages are being reported in Roanoke, Floyd, Botetourt, and Montgomery counties.

Dominion Energy is reporting 766 customers without power in Alleghany County. The outages are focused in the Iron Gate area.

For information on Appalachian Power’s outages, click here.

For information on Dominion Power’s outages, click here.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for counties along and west of the Blue Ridge until midnight. Northwest winds at 15 – 30 mph and gusts up to 55 mph are possible. A High Wind Warning is in place for eastern Highland County until 1 a.m. Saturday. Northwest winds at 20 – 30 mph are possible, along with gusts as high as 60 mph.

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