They came from far and wide to help get area residents out of the dark.
Power crews from North Carolina, South Carolina and Northern Virginia converged on the Roanoke Civic Center overnight.
The Roanoke Civic Center served as a staging area.
Dozens of trucks packed the parking lot as the extra crews were given their orders.
Extra help was needed in the wake of Sunday's storm which dumped up to 9-inches of snow in parts of the viewing area.
"We have 43 crews from SC, NC & VA. About 226 utility workers along with 50 of our own workers for a total of 276 workers, working safely and efficiently to restore the power to Roanoke Valley customers," said Mike Mercier of Appalachian Power.
Appalachian Power says it made a lot of progress yesterday, restoring power to nearly 44-thousand customers in Virginia and West Virginia.
At this point, there more than 5,200 customers without power Tuesday morning.
Appalachian Power hopes most people have power back Tuesday, but they say some people may not be back up until Wednesday.
Appalachian Power is warning people to stay away from downed power lines, there's no telling if they're charged or not.
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