Powerless in Southwestern Virginia

Some 15,000 power outages throughout Southwestern Virginia Wednesday night as thunderstorms swept through the area. Appalachian Power Company, which tends to downplay the actual number of power outages, admitted to at least 15,000 customers in the dark in Virginia, with 4,700 out in the Roanoke Valley, including 1,400 in Franklin County and an unspecified number […]