Nearly 300 electric customers still in the dark in Floyd County

122809electricAbout 300 Floyd County customers remain without power Friday morning after struggling Appalachian Power crews, supplemented with contract workers, struggled to restore electricity brought down Thursday afternoon by high winds and toppling trees.

APCO officials say it may take the weekend to restore all power  in the county.

It might take longer in Roanoke city and county where more than 24,000 remain in the dark.

Amazingly, APCO calls the outages, caused by winds hitting 70 miles-per-hour Thursday afternoon “minor.”

Says the company on its web site:

The widely predicted thunderstorms that traveled over Appalachian Power territory Wednesday night and Thursday morning caused only minor power outages.

At its peak, some 69,000 customers in Southwestern Virginia were powerless and more than half of places like Giles County went dark.

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