| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Thousands of people are without power after Thursday's storms.
According to the Appalachian Power website, as of 5:35 p.m., here are some of the latest outage numbers:
-In Roanoke County, more than 17,000 customers do not have electricity.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Power is slowly being restored after Thursday's severe thunderstorms. Here's a roundup as of approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday:
- Appalachian Power reports more than 40,300 customers are without power. The company says it has 2,200 crew members...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:12 PM
It's been two days since a powerful storm ripped through our area leaving many of you in the dark.
Some people and business are still waiting for electricity.
A road closed sign barricades and a downed wire blocks off a portion of the 3000 block...
| May 2, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Appalachian Power and a sister company are asking state regulators to approve a $237 million upgrade in Botetourt County.
The utility and AEP Appalachian Transmission Company filed a joint request Thursday with the Virginia State Corporation...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A downed power line is causing traffic headaches in downtown Roanoke.
The downed line is at Williamson Road and Fleming Avenue.
A stretch of six to eight blocks along that road is without power. Traffic lights are not working in that area either....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Appalachian Power is filing for rate changes that may increase electricity costs for homeowners in Virginia by about 1.5 percent as early as next year if approved.
The company reportedly filed for the rate changes on Friday in order to address...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:33 PM
If you're an Appalachian Power customer, your bill is going to be changing in April.
If you use a thousand kilowatt-hours a month, your rate right now is a little more than 11 dollars per unit.
Surcharges are expiring and an average rate will drop about...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Power has been restored to Appalachian Power customers in Montgomery County.
Around 2,500 customers were without power after an electric substation went down in the Price's Fork area around 11:15 a.m. Thursday.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:52 AM
A Lynchburg non-profit is making sure kids have healthy food to eat, no matter where they are.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is getting ready to start its annual "Back Pack" program.
More than 500 children in the Lynchburg area will get bags of food...
| Oct 16, 2012
The first WDBJ7 Hometown WeatherFest brings more than 20 organizations together in one location on October 20, 2012 for a full day centered around anything and everything associated with the weather.
Weather is the one thing in everyone’s life...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:53 PM
A hurricane as big as Sandy is reason enough for concern. But an even bigger concern; how much debris from last summer's fierce wind storm might compound damage from Sandy?
If Hurricane Sandy produces wind even at half the speeds of the June storm,...