Doug Thompson


High winds, icy limbs leave more Floyd Countians in the dark

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Power outages in Floyd County climbed overnight, topping 3,500 early today as high winds continued to spread the misery.

Appalachian Electric Power says the count is down to 2,840 by 11 a.m. today and the company expects to have all power restored by midnight.

At one point, power was lost to about half the county’s 9,170 customers.  Current outages affect about 31 percent of the county’s electricity users.

With 6,913 customers still in the dark across APCO’s Virginia customer base the company still has its work but out for itself.

With the wind advisory still in effect until 4 p.m. and temperatures not expected to climb 34 today, the weather is not helping.

To make matters worse, more rain and snow are expected Saturday with temperatures in the low 40s.  Warmer weather (high around 46) is forecast for Friday.

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