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Wind Causes More Virginia Power Outages

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Update 4:45 p.m.:

Appalachian Power is reporting 18,526 in Virginia are without power Tuesday afternoon.

Here are the latest outage numbers in our region:

Franklin Co. - 369

Montgomery Co. - 338

Pulaski Co. -  106

Roanoke City - 146

Roanoke Co. - 1,037

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Update 2 p.m.:

Appalachian Power is reporting 21,660 in Virginia are without power Tuesday afternoon.

Here are the latest outage numbers in our region:

Bedford Co.-  254

Botetourt Co. -  148

Carroll Co. -  337

Franklin Co. - 621

Giles Co.  - 218

Henry Co. - 117

Montgomery Co. - 364

Pulaski Co. -  117

Roanoke City - 307

Roanoke Co. - 1,167

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Update Tuesday 10:30 a.m.:

Appalachian Power is reporting 30,178 people are without power in Virginia Tuesday morning.

Here are the outage numbers in our region:

Bedford Co.-  307

Botetourt Co. -  203

Carroll Co. -  482

Craig Co. -  255

Floyd Co. -  587

Franklin Co. - 794

Giles Co.  - 486

Henry Co. - 115

Montgomery Co. - 689

Patrick Co. -  657

Pulaski Co. -  565

Roanoke City - 319

Roanoke Co. - 1,597

Wythe Co.- 892

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Lynchburg, VA - In Lynchburg, things are worsening, as Sandy continues blasting much of the north east.

And with worsening weather conditions, we can expect to see more power outages.

The wind really picked up in speed Monday night. As for the rain, it remained pretty constant all night.

Wind, locally, is what is now causing more and more power outages throughout our area.

Earlier Monday, a few thousand Appalachian customers to the west lost electricity; many of those customers were in the dark because of snow, in higher elevations.

Now with the wind picking up in Lynchburg, further east, we're seeing more and more outages closer to the Hill City.

AEP is reporting more than 5,000 customers without power in Virginia. Locally, that equates to more than 100 people in the dark in Amherst County, more than 400 in Bedford, 600 in Franklin, 340 in Floyd.

More than 140 out in Henry County, almost 500 out in Roanoke County, and nearly 400 out in Roanoke City.

V-Dot is asking everyone to limit any travel and if possible, to stay indoors.

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