Thousands left powerless on Thanksgiving

The number of power outages for Floyd County on Thanksgiving Day stood at 1,652 at 5:02 p.m. Thursday. Earlier in the day, more than 3,340 Floyd County customers of Appalachian Electric greet Thanksgiving this morning without power after the company found itself ill-prepared for the wet snow that blanketed the area on Wednesday. The numbers […]

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 […]

Winds kill power

Hard, driving winds gusting to 60-65 miles per hour are causing power outages throughout the region with  more than 7,000 Appalachian Power Virginia customers in the dark at 10:00 p.m. The outages included 751 customers in Floyd County  as well as the surrounding counties of Roanoke, Franklin and Montgomery along with Henry and Bedford. An […]