| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
We spent some time with Dave Beran and his Appalachian power crew. He was born and raised in Floyd County and he says where we were today is among the most rural places in Floyd.
The biggest challenge for him and his crew is climbing up trees to...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:43 PM
To some of you, last Thursday was just another snow storm. To power line workers, it was the perfect storm.
The combination of how quickly the snow fell, how much of it fell and the temperature at the time caused big headaches for Appalachian Power. ...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:36 PM
People who live on Smith Mountain Lake may want to know why the water level is lower even after last week's heavy rain.
Appalachian Power did it on purpose.
A company representative says water is pumped out of the lake monthly to generate electricity....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
An accident on Route 114 in Montgomery County has knocked out power to several hundred Appalachian Power customers.
According to Appalchian Power's website, 835 customers are without power.
Spokesperson Todd Burns says a pole broke in the accident....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Hedgesville waited forever to get to get what usually is known as the toughest thing in baseball — the last three outs of a game.
But when the Eagles finally got the last one, they celebrated their first-ever West Virginia Class AAA state...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Appalachian Power is getting ready for Thursday's snow.
Spokesperson Todd Burns says extra crews have been brought in, some are from other states.
They plan to station most of the trucks and equipment in the Wytheville area which is expected to see...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:28 AM
2:25 p.m. update: There are about Appalachian Power 95,000 customers without power.
Noon update: There are still 107,000 Appalachian Power customers without power in Virginia.
Appalachian Power says the outages...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
If Appalachian Power has its way, there could be new navigational buoys at Claytor Lake.
Appalachian Power has already submitted the so-called "Aid to Navigation Management Plan", and sent it off to the Federal Energy Regulating Commission.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:52 AM
This year most people in Virginia and along the East Coast added a new word to their vocabulary – derecho.
June’s derecho storm that knocked out power to several hundred thousand people in Virginia is WDBJ7’s number one story of 2012,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Because of the dry conditions, Appalachian Power has asked for and received approval to reduce its outflow from the Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project.
Appalachian Power asked for permission from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 1:10 PM
It was business by candlelight at J & J Market in Floyd County Wednesday. Despite having no power, Tony Garbarino continued to ring up customers.
"We can work the register as far as cash," says store owner Tony Garbarino, "We can't run any debit or...