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UPDATED: Appalachian Power storm outages restoration timeline

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ROANOKE, VA -

5:00 p.m. Sunday:

Here is the latest update from APCo.:

The majority of the outages remain in the Moneta, Roanoke and Rocky Mount (Va.) areas. Restoration is still on track to wrap up by Monday night. There will inevitably be lingering outages where damage is most severe.

APCo outages as of 5 p.m. today:   

Bedford Co. 478
Franklin Co. 547
Pulaski Co. 212
Roanoke Co. 1716
Roanoke City 311
Total: 3,264

 

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8:00 p.m. Saturday:

APCo outages as of 5 p.m. today:                    
Amherst County, VA    175        
Bedford County, VA    1,900        
Campbell County, VA    189        
Franklin County, VA    4,500        
Henry County, VA    280        
Lynchburg (Ind City) County, VA    260        
Pittsylvania County, VA    280        
Roanoke (Ind City) County, VA    3,600        
Roanoke County, VA    7,990        
Total:    19,174    

OUTAGES AND ESTIMATED RESTORATION:
Virginia/Tennessee:
Most customers in the Lynchburg, Moneta, Roanoke, Rocky Mount and surrounding areas, including all of Albermarle, Amherst, Bedford, Boutetourt, Campbell, Franklin, Pittsylvania and Roanoke counties are still on track to be restored by Monday night.
Most customers in the Fieldale and all other areas in Henry County are still on track to be restored by Sunday evening.

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2:15 p.m. Saturday

APCo OUTAGES AND ESTIMATED RESTORATION:

As of this morning, approximately 29,000 customers remain without power. The hardest-hit areas of Roanoke, Lynchburg and Moneta in Virginia make up the majority of the outages.

Virginia/Tennessee:

Most customers in the Lynchburg, Moneta, Roanoke, Rocky Mount and surrounding areas, including all of Albermarle, Amherst, Bedford, Boutetourt, Campbell, Franklin, Pittsylvania and Roanoke counties are still on track to be restored by Monday night.

Most customers in the Fieldale and all other areas in Henry County are still on track to be restored by Sunday evening.

(REVISED) Restoration is ahead of schedule in this area. Most of the remaining 200 customers in Pulaski County will be restored by SATURDAY evening.

There are about 100 customers each in Giles and Montgomery counties without power. Restoration should be complete in these areas by Saturday night.

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5:00 p.m.

Appalachian Power just sent out an updated outage restoration timeline:

Tonight: Most customers in Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Grayson, Hawkins, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Sullivan, Washington, Wise, Wythe, and Tazewell counties

Saturday night: Most customers in Stuart, Christiansburg, Glen Lyn and surrounding areas, including all of Patrick, Giles and Montgomery counties should be restored

Sunday night: Most customers in Pulaski County will be restored

Monday night: Most customers in the Lovingston, Lynchburg, Moneta, Roanoke, Rocky Mount and surrounding areas, including all of Albermarle, Amherst, Bedford, Boutetourt,Campbell, Franklin, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Roanoke counties should be restored

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11:54 a.m.

Appalachian Power says many of its customers in Southwest and Central Virginia could have power fully restored by Friday night, but work will likely last through the weekend to restore power to the hardest hit areas of Roanoke and Lynchburg.

The company released an updated timetable on its website Friday morning at 11:30.

Officials say they hope to have more specific restoration times for the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas later in the day -- but for now they expect outages to last through the weekend.

They say most customers in Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Grayson, Hawkins, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Sullivan, Washington, Wise, Wythe, and Tazewell counties should have power back by Friday night.

Most customers in Montgomery and Giles counties should have power restored by Saturday at 9:00pm.  And most customers in Pulaski County should be back on by Sunday evening.

Appalachian Power says it's possible individual customers will get power back sooner than these estimates.

According to their facebook page, they hope to release estimated restoration times for Franklin and Bedford counties sometime Friday afternoon.

More than 2,200 Appalachian Power employees, contracted line workers, damage assessors, and tree crews are currently working on restoration.  Officials say as work wraps up in certain areas, crews will be moved to the places where outages remain.

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