Valley View-area customers have power returned after outage

Power outage near Valley View Mall in Roanoke.
Power outage near Valley View Mall in Roanoke.(WDBJ7)
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 12:38 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Appalachian Power’s outage map no longer reflects any outages in the Valley View area.

EARLIER STORY: Appalachian Power, through its outage map, indicates fewer than 100 customers are still without power in the area of Valley View Mall in Roanoke, as of late Thursday afternoon.

About 700 customers were without power early in the outage.

Many of the Valley View Mall-area retailers and restaurants were temporarily closed because of the outage, the cause of which was a downed wire, according to the utility. Power to the mall itself has been restored. Several traffic lights are also out, according to Roanoke Police.

The estimated time for complete power restoration is 5:30 p.m., according to AEP.

To report an outage, click here.

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