Power returning to those previously down from earlier storms

Severe Weather

UPDATE 8:20 p.m.: Power has been restored to most areas.

As of 8:20 p.m., here are the outages remaining for Appalachian Power customers:

  • Roanoke City: 69 customers
  • Roanoke County: 96 customers
  • Botetourt County: 93 customers
  • Bedford County: less than 10 customers
  • Amherst County: less than 10 customers
  • Franklin County: less than 10 customers
  • Patrick County: less than 10 customers
  • Giles County: less than 10 customers
  • Pulaski County: 37 customers
  • Craig County: 10 customers
  • Tazewell County: 75 customers
  • Smyth County: 54 customers

UPDATE 6:05 p.m.: Sporadic power outages continue across parts of the region hit with severe weather earlier this afternoon.

Individual outages are generally not more than a few dozen in any specific area and crews are continue efforts to restore power.

As of 6 p.m., Roanoke City customers without power were around 100.

Roanoke County customers in the dark was also around 100.

Botetourt County customers without power was shown to be around 300.

Elsewhere in the region, only a few customers here and there were without power.


UPDATE 4:30 P.M.: About 200 customers are without power in the Roanoke area after severe storms rolled through the area, according to AEP.

An additional 40 customers are without power in the Lynchburg area.

ORIGINAL STORY:
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Severe weather is rolling through southwest Virginia.

In Roanoke County, pea size hail fell at the WFXR News studios near the airport.

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