Published: Sun, March 04, 2018
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High winds causing power outages across Southwest Virginia

High winds causing power outages across Southwest Virginia

Power still off? You're not alone.

Individual outages and their approximate restoration times can be tracked on the utility's website, but the utility listed most restoration times as "unknown" as of late this afternoon.

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There are also more than 1,900 customers from Putnam into Jackson County who lost power about 5 p.m. Thursday.

As of 10:15 p.m. Thursday, more than 16,000 Appalachian Power customers are without power in West Virginia.

Due to continuing high winds, Appalachian Power is still assessing storm damages. According to Hall, some parts of the service area could experience sustained winds of 40 to 60 mph, with gusts up to 70 mph - just 4 mph short of hurricane force.

More than 200,000 customers across Northern Virginia, including Fauquier and Prince William counties, are without power this afternoon as a risky wind storm howls through the area.

Schools across Northern Virginia were closed Friday, along with federal offices in the Washington region. We can not safely make repairs while trees and limbs are still falling, and can not safely work from buckets or on poles while wind gusts are still dangerously high.

Authorities in Virginia say a man and a six-year-old boy have died after being injured by falling trees as a nor'easter brought gusty winds to the state. According to Potomac Edison statistics, there are 3,408 customers in the county experiencing an outage now.

Report power outages to your provider.

Fairfax County crews responded to four incidents of trees falling into homes overnight, according to fire and rescue officials. "Right-of-way contractors are assisting, and additional help has been requested from other cooperatives".

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