More than 3,800 without power in Floyd County this morning
Appalachian Power Company reported 3,863 customers powerless at 6:30 a.m. along with 109,260 without power throughout Virginia.
The hardest hit is Bland County, where 83.7 percent of customers don’t have power.
For Floyd County, the darkness is familiar: The county was hard hit in the days following Christmas as well as other times so far in recent months.
Slick roads also took its share of victims. A Floyd County Rescue Squad ambulance went off the road at Bent Mountain in Roanoke County Thursday night. No injuries were reported.
I left therapy in Christiansburg Thursday afternoon with sleet falling. A involving a car and a pickup truck stalled traffic south of Riner and a number of other cars had slid off the road in Floyd County. A trip that normally takes 30 minutes took nearly two hours.
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