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Around 10,000 people without power after winter storm, according to AEP

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Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 11:48 AM EST
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(WDBJ/Appalachian Power Release) - UPDATE: Appalachian Power is reporting through its outage map approximately 10,000 people are without power as of Tuesday morning after Sunday’s storm.

Situation

As much as nine inches of snow fell across Appalachian Power’s service territory Sunday into Monday, causing significant damage to electrical facilities. Outage numbers continued to rise through Monday morning, leaving a peak of 31,000 customers without electric service as gusty winds and snow accumulation persisted.

Storm Response Efforts

The 250 additional workers from Indiana Michigan Power who arrived in advance of the storm have contributed greatly to restoration efforts.

Workers are making significant progress in service restoration and will continue their efforts until all customers are restored.

Employees are observing COVID-19 safety precautions as they go about restoring service in order to protect themselves, our customers and the public.

Weather

Tuesday should bring slightly warmer temperatures and gusty winds should diminish.

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