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Appalachian Power Storm Response Update

Oct 1, 2022

Rain from Ian leads to power outages in Roanoke and New River Valleys | News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR

(update 11:42 am) Situation As expected, heavy rain and gusty winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ian caused damage in parts of Appalachian Power’s Virginia service area late Friday night, which left more than 29,000 customers without electric service. Outages Most outages are in the company’s Virginia service territory in areas east of Interstate 77.

Oct 1, 2022

Ian upgraded to hurricane again; region in its path | News | bdtonline.com

BLUEFIELD — Virginians and West Virginians were being advised Thursday to take precautions as remnants of the devastating Hurricane Ian may bring between 3 to 4 inches of rain to

Sep 30, 2022

Virginia Tech researchers look to modernize the electrical grid with support from the U.S. Department of Energy | VTx | Virginia Tech VTx logo

Christina DiMarino is leading a team that recently received $2.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to tackle power grid sustainability, innovative approaches to power conversion, and related technologies.

Jun 21, 2022

NWS Blacksburg radar site down due to power supply Open Navigation Close Navigation

The National Weather Service (NWS) Blacksburg radar site went down Friday morning.

Jun 17, 2022

UPDATED: Power restored to Appalachian Power customers in Roanoke

The utility reported on its outage map at 3 p.m. that 3,293 customers were experiencing outages in the area of Peters Creek Road and Cove Road.

Jun 7, 2022

15 Bedford Co. structures damaged after possible tornado; Roanoke Co. experiencing flooding; 3K+ without power in SWVA Open Navigation Close Navigation

Crews around southwest Virginia -- especially Bedford County and Roanoke County -- are cleaning up after severe weather struck the region on Friday, leaving more than 3,200 people without power.

May 27, 2022

Shaping the future of Virginia Tech’s 5G power grid | VTx | Virginia Tech VTx logo

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative researchers at Virginia Tech are working toward a more resilient, secure power grid by simulating a 5G-enabled smart grid for Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus. Their work contributes to the Virginia Tech Climate Action Working Group’s effort to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

Apr 8, 2022

NW Roanoke outage impacting 700+ Appalachian Power customers Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 700 Appalachian Power customers in northwest Roanoke -- more specifically, in the area between the Valley View Mall and the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport -- are currently affected by two large outages.

Apr 7, 2022

AEP still assessing power outages

A heavy snow coupled with high winds caused widespread power outages throughout the region on Monday, and on Tuesday utility crews were still assessing the damage.

Jan 4, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Blacksburg, Virginia

City Blacksburg
County Montgomery
State Virginia (VA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 24060, 24061, 24062, 24063