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Lynchburg, Campbell power restored; outage blamed on person cutting tree

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Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 1:26 PM EST
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UPDATE:

Appalachian Power says power has been restored to all affected customers.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Appalachian Power is reporting approximately 5,500 outages in parts of Lynchburg and Campbell County.

Campbell County previously reported a blown transmitter. However, Teresa Hall with Appalachian Power says the outage was the result of a person cutting down a tree, which fell on a transmission line.

Some power has already been restored, while AP is transferring some customers' power to alternate sources. You can view outage numbers and affected areas on AP's

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