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Update: Power Restored in Lynchburg & Surrounding Areas

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Update Friday:

All of the power has been restored in our area. Appalachian Power isn't reporting any customers without power.

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Update 8:25 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Appalachian Power is reporting 526 customers are without power in Virginia.

Campbell Co. - 194 customers 
Lynchburg - 146 customers 
Montgomery Co. - 186

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Update 6 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Appalachian Power is reporting 1,176 customers are without power in Virginia.

Amherst Co. - 163 customers
Bedford Co.  -278 customers 
Campbell Co. - 209 customers 
Lynchburg - 291 customers 
Montgomery Co. - 235

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Update 4:30 pm.:

Lynchburg, VA - Appalachian Power is reporting 3, 297 customers are without power in Virginia.

Bedford Co.  -257 customers
Campbell Co. - 112 customers 
Floyd Co. - 741 customers 
Lynchburg - 311 customers 
Montgomery Co. - 1,876 customers 

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Update 2:30 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Appalachian Power's website is reporting that now 2,370 customers are without power in Lynchburg. 

Todd Burns, a spokesperson for AEP, says the power outage was caused by a squirrel around noon on Thursday.

He says crews have been working to restore power, and it should be back late afternoon.

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Update 1:50 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Officials with  Lynchburg Police say all department phones have been restored. 

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Lynchburg, VA - Appalachian Power is reporting that 2,395 are without power in Lynchburg and 119 customers are without power in Campbell County.

Lynchburg officials say there is a power outage right now in downtown Lynchburg. There are some traffic lights out in the 12th Street area.

If you are driving downtown, officials ask that you use caution and treat stoplights as four-way stops.

The phone lines are also down at the Lynchburg Police Department. Officials ask that you call 434-847-1602 for dispatch and 911 for emergencies.

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