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  • No. 1 story of 2012: Strong derecho storm knocks out power to several thousand people

    No. 1 story of 2012: Strong derecho storm knocks out power to several thousand people
    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,...
  • Appalachian Power gets the OK to reduce outflows from Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project

    Appalachian Power gets the OK to reduce outflows from Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project
    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...
  • Wednesday's storm leaves thousands in the dark in Floyd County

    Wednesday's storm leaves thousands in the dark in Floyd County
    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...
  • High winds cause power outages, downed trees in Floyd County

    High winds cause power outages, downed trees in Floyd County
    The owner of a house on Copper Hill Road in Floyd County says it's not as bad as it looks. On Thursday morning, a 90-year-old tree, weighed down by ice, snapped and fell on John Wilson's house. He was inside when it happened. "Just beforehand we heard...
  • Some Appalachian Power customers get billed twice

    Some Appalachian Power customers get billed twice
    Imagine getting billed twice for the electricity you use for your home. One Rocky Mount woman told your Hometown News Leader that's exactly what happened to her. In this tight economy, many struggle to pay the bills. Susan Johnson is no different. She...
  • Appalachian Power, lake groups agree to changes

    Appalachian Power, lake groups agree to changes
    Appalachian Power and lake organizations have found some middle ground in the dispute over a controversial Shoreline Management Plan. In 2010, Appalachian Power proposed updates to the plan that governs how the shoreline is managed at Smith Mountain and...
  • Winter flooding causing tons of debris to wash up on Smith Mountain Lake

    Winter flooding causing tons of debris to wash up on Smith Mountain Lake
    Flooding that took place this winter is now causing Appalachian Power to remove lots of debris from Smith Mountain Lake. While the flooding helped fill Appalachian Power's Smith Mountain Project, it also washed clean the riverbanks of the tributaries...
  • UPDATE: At least 36,000 in Virginia still without power

    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...
  • Water flow levels from Smith Mountain Project to Staunton River back to normal

    Water flow levels from Smith Mountain Project to Staunton River back to normal
    Water levels released from Appalachian Power’s Smith Mountain Project have returned to normal following lower-than-normal levels being released for about a month. According to a news release from Appalachian Power, water releases from the Smith...
  • Massive transformer moved in Botetourt County, all to help keep the lights on

    Massive transformer moved in Botetourt County, all to help keep the lights on
    Transformers help power your homes. Appalachian Power gets them by train from Waukaushau, Wisconsin. Only a few substations can take train deliveries, so sometimes AEP has to move them between substations. You may have been stuck in traffic Thursday...
  • UPDATE: Power restored to Appalachian Power customers in the Bonsack area

    UPDATE: Power restored to Appalachian Power customers in the Bonsack area
    According to Appalachian Power's website, power has been restored to the Bonsack community. About 3,000 customers in Roanoke County and Botetourt County were without power at one time Wednesday afternoon. ---------------------------- About 3,000...