Appalachian Power expects most to have power restored by Tuesday night
As of Tuesday morning, Appalachian Power has restored power to more than 85 percent of customers who lost power as a result of severe weather.
Approximately 48,000 customers have had their power restored; another 1,600 in Virginia and 5,200 in West Virginia are still waiting.
According to AEP, nearly 1,400 workers are assisting with service restoration, including local line employees and contractors, damage assessors, tree removal contractors and line workers from outside the company’s service area.
The company says most customers should have their power restored by tonight. Restoration may move into Wednesday for areas with extensive damage or a small number of customers.
A total of 55,000 customers were without power after storms in Appalachian Power's coverage area Sunday night into Monday morning.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, 4,700 customers in Virginia, 19,300 in West Virginia and another 500 in Tennessee were without power according to a release from the company.
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