Major power outages caused by severe weather across the region

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WDBJ7-- UPDATE: Total reported outages have now exceeded 17,587 as of 4:51 pm EST

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A line of severe thunderstorms Sunday has caused major power outages throughout the region. There have been numerous reports of downed trees and power lines, especially along the 460 corridor.

Appalachian Power is reporting a total of over 17,587 outages as of 4:51 pm EST, with around 5,197 of them coming in Roanoke County and the City of Roanoke, 5,291 in Amherst, and 4,997 in Lynchburg.

No word on when power will be restored.