UPDATE: More than 20,000 customers still without power

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UPDATE

Following strong wind storms, 23,000 people are still without power in our area.

Notably, over 5,100 customers are still without power in Henry County. Amherst County has 3,429 customers without power, followed by Franklin County (3,201), and Patrick County (3,072).

Appalachian Power says restoration is expected to be completed by Sunday night for customers in the Christiansburg, Floyd, and Woodlawn areas.

In Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Moneta, Fieldale, Stuart, Lynchburg, and Lovingston, restoration is expected to be completed by late Monday night, while scattered outages could take longer.

ORIGINAL

Following strong wind storms, many customers are still without power in our area, according to Appalachian Power.

According to Teresa Hall, Appalachian Power's Communications Consultant, more than 39,000 customers are still without power. That's down from an outage peak of 75,000 customers.

Hall says early assessments have confirmed that much of the damage is from fallen trees, with 100 broken poles and 600 spans of wire found thus far.

Notably, Henry County currently has over 8,200 customers without power, followed by Patrick County (5,395), Amherst County (5,238) and Franklin County (4,866). The city of Lynchburg is dealing with more than 3,100 customers without power.

According to Hall, a timetable for restoration of power for schools will be on a case-by-case basis.

In places like Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Fieldale, Moneta, Lynchburg and others, restoration should be completed by late Monday night. Other customers will see their power restored sooner, according to Hall.