March 27, 2018 @ 12:00PM - Appalachian Power reports that nearly 34,000 are still without power in southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia after Saturday's winter storm. Although the snow is melting rapidly, the damage it caused remains. Falling trees have brought down power poles and lines in hundreds of locations. Appalachian Power has 1,600 workers on the ground working to restore the electricity.
Significant progress was made yesterday with service restored to more than half of the customers who lost power in the storm. At its peak, more than 90,000 customers were without power.
As a safety precaution, refuel heaters, lamps, and generators outside and stay away from any flames or sparks. Wipe up fuel spills immediately.