UPDATE: Power restored to customers in Roanoke County

About 1,000 customers were affected

POSTED: 07:52 AM EST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 12:14 PM EDT Sep 20, 2013 
Roanoke County power outage

Power has been restored to Appalachian Power customers after a bird caused a power outage for about 1,000 customers in Roanoke County Friday.


Appalachian Power crews say a bird, not weather, caused a power outage Friday morning in Roanoke County.

About 1,000 customers in the Peters Creek Road area of Roanoke County lost service around 7:30 a.m.  Heavy rain was falling in the area at that time, leading crews to initially think the outage may have been weather-related.  They later said a bird came in contact with a piece of equipment.

Appalachian Power said crews hope to have service restored by Noon.