UPDATE: Power restored to customers in Roanoke County
About 1,000 customers were affected
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.
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