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- Category: Editor Blog
- Published on Wednesday, July 04 2012 06:15
- Written by NRVNews
In West Virginia, 192,387 of the company's half-million customers remain without electric service.
In Virginia, 118,881 of the company's half-million customers remain without electric service.
More than 2,900 employees are working on storm restoration in Virginia and West Virginia. Additional crews joined the effort today from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana and Michigan.
Crews will be working tomorrow through the holiday.
Damage is extensive to both the distribution and the transmission systems.
More than 90 distribution substations were taken out by the storm, all but 24 are back in service.
More than 370 circuit breakers were taken out of service due to the storm, and all but 60 are back in service.
More than 100 transmission lines were affected by Friday's storm. Approximately 80 percent of these lines have been either partially or completely restored to distribution stations. All transmission lines are patrolled by helicopter to assess damage. Damage was minimal to our transmission structures/towers. Transmission lines typically run from plant-to-station and station-to-station.
At least 500 poles across Appalachian’s territory were broken, and thousands of spans of wire damaged.
It is estimated that ninety-five percent of Appalachian’s customers should have power restored by late Sunday.
Wednesday night, July 4 – Buchanan and Russell counties
Thursday night, July 5 – Floyd, Smyth, Tazewell and Washington counties
Friday night, July 6 - Bland, Carroll, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe counties
Saturday night, July 7 - Albermarle, Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, City of Lynchburg, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania and Roanoke counties and City of Roanoke
Friday night, July 6 - Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Putnam and Summers counties
Saturday night, July 7 – Boone, Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties
Sunday night, July 8 - Clay, Kanawha, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, Roane and Wyoming counties
We will continue to provide information to you as the restoration effort moves forward.
OUTAGES AND RESTORATION EFFORTS
Power restoration will be ongoing for at least the next five days. Estimates are based on current assessment and no further storm-related outages. Tuesday evening (7-3-12), new storms hit various areas of Appalachian Power's territory which could cause new outages.
Earlier in the week, restoration times changed in a few areas for these reasons:
Based on our ongoing assessment, we are continuing to find additional damage to our facilities. We have hundreds of broken poles, cross arms, and downed spans of wire mostly caused by trees that fell during the storm on Friday night.
Because there are several million people throughout the country without power, it has been more difficult to find outside assistance. Tree removal workers, damage assessment specialists, company line mechanics and outside line contractors are dedicated to the restoration effort. Appalachian has secured help from Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Georgia to join the restoration effort and will continue to bring in additional resources as they become available. We have crews working in every district in our service territory, including rural and urban areas.
A "snapshot" view of current outages is available anytime at AppalachianPower.com. Go to the Outages and Problems section of the site and click "View Outage Map."
Appalachian Power is dealing with significant weather-related outages across its West Virginia and Virginia service areas. STORM WEATHER PERSPECTIVE Friday night's storm was part of a massive straight line wind storm that traveled close to 700 miles in 10 hours, devastating 10 states and leaving more than 4.3 million customers without electric service throughout the United States. Company and state officials are characterizing the storm as similar to or even greater than a hurricane, but without advance warning. The storm produced winds in excess of 75 miles-per-hour and heavy rain across a large portion of Appalachian Power's service territory
|Times shown are ET|
|Location||7/3/12 8:45 PM||7/3/12 12:15 PM||7/3/12 9:30 AM|
|Albermarle County, VA||2,320||2,442||2,442|
|Amherst County, VA||8,186||9,468||9,368|
|Bedford County, VA||12,738||13,935||14,105|
|Bland County, VA||687||715||655|
|Botetourt County, VA||4,524||5,032||4,942|
|Buchanan County, VA||318||391||387|
|Campbell County, VA||7,484||5,530||5,595|
|Carroll County, VA||2,492||3,001||3,015|
|Craig County, VA||363||432||432|
|Dickenson County, VA||0||271||268|
|Floyd County, VA||1,009||1,047||1,042|
|Franklin County, VA||3,020||4,645||6,091|
|Galax City, VA||164||136||136|
|Giles County, VA||3,792||3,379||3,886|
|Grayson County, VA||2,198||1,925||1,914|
|Henry County, VA||518||1,370||1,635|
|Lynchburg City, VA||21,672||21,941||21,885|
|Montgomery County, VA||7,362||10,635||9,131|
|Nelson County, VA||726||1,524||1,655|
|Patrick County, VA||817||869||863|
|PIttsylvania County, VA||393||433||398|
|Pulaski County, VA||4,217||5,863||5,787|
|Radford City, VA||0||184||184|
|Roanoke City, VA||16,652||18,524||18,195|
|Roanoke County, VA||9,559||12,171||12,421|
|Smyth County, VA||943||1,463||1,512|
|Tazewell County, VA||1,291||1,524||2,641|
|Washington County, VA||139||436||414|
|Wythe County, VA||3,652||5,600||7,734|
|Times shown are ET|
|Location||7/3/128:30 PM||7/3/1212:00 PM||7/3/129:30 AM|
|Boone County, WV||7,536||6,823||6,499|
|Cabell County, WV||13,226||17,198||19,138|
|Clay County, WV||1,800||1,736||1,734|
|Fayette County, WV||21,833||21,750||21,933|
|Greenbrier County, WV||5,169||5,141||5,157|
|Jackson County, WV||4,733||5,459||5,373|
|Kanawha County, WV||49,265||49,990||54,355|
|Lincoln County, WV||3,651||3,883||3,918|
|Logan County, WV||9,092||9,799||10,208|
|Mason County, WV||8,395||8,331||8,314|
|McDowell County, WV||3,362||6,235||7,365|
|Mercer County, WV||6,438||8,510||8,877|
|Mingo County, WV||6,918||8,176||8,156|
|Monroe County, WV||762||944||1,146|
|Nicholas County, WV||2,330||1,737||2,328|
|Putnam County, WV||10,779||11,211||11,110|
|Raleigh County, WV||18,713||21,473||21,583|
|Roane County, WV||1,137||246||246|
|Summers County, WV||1,166||1,624||1,624|
|Wayne County, WV||5,539||8,323||9,366|
|Wyoming County, WV||6,299||6,018||5,999|
June 29 -- Severe Summer Storm -- West VirginiaUpdate: 8:30 PM, 7/3/2012
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