| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Several hometowns had their power knocked out Friday evening after a strong storm rolled through.
In Henry County alone, according to Appalachian Power around 7:30 p.m., around 2,150 customers were without power.
In Roanoke, around 1,800 customers are...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:55 AM
A man believed to have caused a power outage by stealing copper has been arrested.
25-year-old Kristoffer Balin of Lowesville has been charged with seven counts of grand larceny and seven countys of felony property damage by the Amherst County Sheriff'...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:05 PM
According to Appalachian Power's website fewer than two hundred customers remain without power.
Nearly 2,000 homes are in the dark Tuesday night in South Roanoke.
Appalachian Power says tonight'...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:47 PM
This may have you thinking twice when you go to turn on that air conditioning unit.
Appalachian Power customers will start paying more for their power starting Friday. The State Corporation Commission has approved a new fuel rate requested by APCO....
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday.
The front has already...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The power grid is being put to the test as kilowatts are being used like crazy across our region during this heat wave. Appalachian Power says we don't have anything to worry about like blackouts or hit and miss power outages. The utility is prepared...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 12:05 PM
A massive storm with strong, devastating winds has left hundreds of thousands of people without power during some of the hottest days of this summer.
We caught up with some people as they they dug out from the damage.
"They said it would be up to 60...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:54 AM
The Virginia Department of Health says it is now safe to drink the water in Vinton.
The town had a boil water notice in place since Friday's storm caused widespread power outages.
The Virginia Department of Health does want to remind people that any ice...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The power is back on at the state's largest retirement community.
Most of the buildings at Friendship Retirement Community have had no power since Friday night.
As of Monday morning, Friendship had five generators working to provide power to critical...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Like many fire and police departments, power utilities have mutual aid agreements to help one another out in times of disaster.
On Power Energy, a Florida-based company, sent 90 workers and more than five dozen pieces of equipment to help with power...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Appalachian Power has gotten the lights back on to 50,000 customers since noon Monday.
But there are still about 150,000 in the dark Monday night.
Appalachian Powers says at worst, some people won't have power again until Saturday.
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