UPDATE: Appalachian Power reporting thousands of outages in our area

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According to Appalachian Power, there are thousands of outages in our area. Crews will be out working all day to repair the problem areas. Below is a list of the areas being most effected by the outages.

Bedford County- 4,566
Botetourt County- 3,118
Campbell County- 2,194
Carroll County- 3,806
Floyd County- 2,438
Franklin County- 14,585
Henry County- 12,423
Patrick County- 6,564
Amherst County- 6,630
Montgomery County- 1,339
Roanoke County- 2,867
Roanoke City- 3,740

Several thousand customers are without power in Botetourt County.

Appalachian Power reported widespread outages Thursday night, after winds started picking up.

A spokesperson tells WDBJ7 Appalachian Power is experiencing problems at two substations in the area, and a servicer is on the way.

Right now there is no estimation yet on when power might be restored.

Stay with WDBJ7 for updates.