Storm Response Update from Appalachian Power:

Updated 3 years ago From Press Release
Appalachian Power is responding to significant power outages across its service territory resulting from strong thunderstorms and rotating winds of up to 65 mph that moved through the area Tuesday evening. The storm caused significant damage to the system, including broken poles and downed wires.

Meteorologists are forecasting additional scattered thunderstorms could move across Appalachian Power’s service area Wednesday, which could affect restoration efforts in some locations.

As many as 67,000 customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee lost service Tuesday night. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, about 50,000 were without electricity, the majority in West Virginia.

A snapshot view of current outages is available anytime at From a desktop or mobile device, go to the Outages and Problems section of the website and click "View Outage Map," or go to Then, enter your user ID and password.

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On Tuesday, Appalachian Power notified its workers and contractors to be packed and ready to respond Wednesday morning. We have already begun to move resources into the hardest hit areas.

Appalachian Power crews are addressing outages as quickly as possible. About 400 additional line mechanics and 100 assessors will be brought in to assist company restoration efforts in what will be a multi-day effort. Better estimates of restoration times will be provided throughout the day as we gather assessment information.
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