| Apr 14, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Thousands are without power in Carroll and Grayson Counties tonight.
Appalachian Power reports nearly 2,000 homes or businesses are in the dark tonight in Carroll County and the City of Galax. Another 1,400 are without power in Grayson County....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:04 PM
About 1,100 people lost power Tuesday night in the Lynchburg area, and it was because of a thief.
Someone broke into Appalachian Power's substation and stole copper.
The burglary knocked out power to some customers for about six hours.
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Appalachian Power has asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission for the OK to increase your bill.
Appalachian Power says it is "seeking to increase the fuel factor component" of rates because of higher fuel costs.
Appalachian Power says the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Several hundred homes in the WDBJ7 viewing area are still without power following Tuesday’s icy conditions, according to Appalachian Power’s website.
As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, there are more than 800 homes without power. Appalachian Power&...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the WDBJ7 viewing area.
The New River Valley was especially hard hit.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Pulaski County, and Wythe County officials are warning of a potential dam failure that...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Appalachian Power tells us it will be several days before all power is restored. Just like last summer's Derecho, power crews from other states are here helping to get your electricity back on.
Morgan Anderson of Roanoke says the power outages create...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:04 PM
As of 6p.m. Saturday 70%t of the power customers left in the dark in our area had their electric service restored. 41,000 customers were still in the dark. But that's about 20,000fewer than this morning.
So how are those still affected coping? We...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Parts of Christiansburg were without power for most of the day Sunday.
Folks there were happy they didn't have to pack up and head elsewhere to keep warm.
They got the good news that the power was back on early Sunday evening.
Power crews were...
| 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....