According to Appalachian Power, more than 7,200 Virginia customers are still without power. This has gone down from a peak of 75,000.
More than 1,300 AEP workers are working to restore electric services. As outages are cleared, crews are moving into more heavily damaged areas to assist in restoration.
AEP says restoration should be complete tonight by midnight in the following areas: Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Moneta, Fieldale, Stuart, Lynchburg and Lovingston.
Scattered outages could continue past tonight’s deadline, if additional issues or problems are discovered during the restoration process.