7:43 PM EST, January 18, 2013
Appalachian Power tells us it will be several days before all power is restored. Just like last summer's Derecho, power crews from other states are here helping to get your electricity back on.
Morgan Anderson of Roanoke says the power outages create a major inconvenience.” It's a great inconvenience because it's about probably 40 degrees in the house which means you can't do anything,” said Anderson.
Keep in mind the crews have to make sure conditions are safe. From grounding, which prevents crews from coming in contact with electrical hazards to dealing with obstacles caused by nature. They also have to respond to unforeseen issues. We spoke with, Mike Keyton, a line worker from Kentucky. "Sometimes it takes a lot of time especially if you got broke poles and all that," said Keyton.
More than 1400 line workers from other states are in our area to assist the 1600 APCO line personell.
Moments before we went to air for our 6p.m. broadcast, we received an update from APCO regarding restoration times:
SATURDAY NIGHT Henry County, Campbell County, Bedford County, Franklin County
SUNDAY NIGHT Botetourt County, Roanoke County, City Of Roanoke
TUESDAY NIGHT Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery,Pulaski & Wythe Counties
Stay tuned to your hometown news leader for updates.
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