| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
In wake of the massive power outage across the region, several hometowns and organizations are giving out water and ice.
Here is a list:
The drive through at Bedford Elementary School for water and ice has ended. For water and ice,...
| 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&...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:43 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Residents around the WDBJ7 viewing area are preparing for potential high winds Wednesday.
If you live in the New River Valley, you will be the first in line to deal with this severe weather.
Around noon Wednesday, it was misty in the New River...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:17 AM
10 a.m. UPDATE: 1,262 CVEC members remain without power.
9 a.m. UPDATE: Around 3,600 Central Virginia Electric Cooperative members are without power from Wednesday's storms.
There is a downed wire affecting the Piney...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:55 PM
According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded.
Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
| 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...