8:25 AM EST, January 24, 2013
Update 10:30 a.m.
Appalachian Power tells WDBJ7 the power outage was caused by high winds.
Around 7 a.m., the wind blew a conductor into a street light which burned a wire causing 265 customers to lose power.
Update 8:52 a.m.
Power is back on to businesses and the traffic signal at Orange and Williamson in Roanoke. Outage lasted about an hour.
A power outage has disabled traffic lights at a major Roanoke intersection. The lights at Williamson Road and Orange Avenue are not working.
Appalachian Power's website listed 265 affected customers in Roanoke, as of 8:25 a.m. Roanoke's Social Services Office at Civic Mall on Williamson Road closed for the day because of the outage.
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