UPDATE: At least 36,000 in Virginia still without power

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Utility crews are working to restore power to at least 36,000 customers in Virginia following the recent winter storm.

More than 11,000 Dominion Power customers remained without electricity Friday. That includes about 7,300 customers in Albemarle County.

Virginia's electric cooperatives report nearly 25,000 customers remained without service Friday.

About 200,000 customers in the state lost power at the height of the storm, which dumped up to 20 inches of snow in central and western Virginia and left three people dead.

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, BARC has around 800 customers without electricity.

As of 6 p.m. Friday, there were 6,300 Central Virginia Electric Cooperative members without power.


5:30 p.m. Friday: As of 2:30 p.m., BARC has approximately 800 customers without electric service, and some customers should expect to not receive service until Saturday or Sunday.

BARC has 6 additional Davis H. Elliot construction crews en route from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative to assist with storm restoration. They also plan to have 6 additional service crews arrive this evening or tomorrow.

For more information, see the updated press release below.


11:15 a.m. Friday: Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is down to 6960 reported outages as of 10:00 a.m. Friday. Crews have been shifted from the southern portion of the service area to help with outages in other areas.

CVEC is working ot restore power to customers. According to a press release, the outage total should drop significantly today and many members will have service restored as fault locations are cleared along the primary circuits and tap lines. Indivedual outages will take precedence next, and that work will extend into the wekeend.

For more information, see the updated press release below.


9:19 a.m. Friday: According to a news release, 1,535 BARC customers are still without electricity, and some customers will be out of power until Sunday.

As of 6:00 a.m. on Friday, crews will be working in Bunker Hill Mill Road, Forge Road, Layne's Grocery, Plank Road, Union Run,
Spring Valley, Effinger to Big Hill, Cornwall, Turkey Hill, Saddlebrook, Bethany Road, Adair Hill, Walker's Creek, Dutch Hollow,
Burnsville, Starrr Chapel, Big Valley, Little Valley, Millboro, Mill Creak, Indian Draft, Pig Run, Wilson Creek, McDowell and surrounding area,
Natural Well, and Johnson's Creek.

For more information, see the updated press release below.


3:36 p.m. Thursday: Central Virginia Electric Cooperative reportedly has 10,000 members without power.

CVEC has crews working to get power restored to the most people as soon as possible.

According to a press release, their goal is have the three phase lines, the major circuits, clear by the end of today and all of the single phase lines that branch off from the primary lines clear by tomorrow night, leaving outages that affect individuals for completion on Saturday and Sunday if necessary.