Many county homes lack power

Downed pine blocks part of Bethlehem Church Road in Floyd County on Sunday.

(UPDATE: At 3:30 p.m. today the total number of homes without power in Floyd County stood at 1,231 or 13.9 percent of the 8,878 homes. AEP is now hedging on its earlier estimate that power will be restored to all homes by midnight Sunday.)

More than 20 percent of Floyd County homes remain without power this morning as Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) failed to meet its promise to restore electricity to all county homes by Saturday night.

AEP’s outage chart on its web site showed 1,899 homes powerless at 6 a.m. Most homes went dark early Christmas Day. That 21.4 percent of the county’s homes.

Company spokesman John Shepelwhich said Saturday power would be back on by last night. He cited “good weather” as a helpful factor in getting downed trees off electric lines.

But the company failed to meet its self-imposed deadline. Power is still out to more than half the 3,400 homes that lost it on Christmas Day.

4 thoughts on “Many county homes lack power”

  1. I am happy that mine came on last night. If anyone needs to borrow a generator give me a call on my cell 540-330-3245

  2. I want to thank you for keeping us up to date on the power situation. This web site has become a “must check” for up to date information on what is happening in Floyd County.

  3. Our power came back on around 3 p.m. today. It went off Christmas morning but the power company said it expected to fix it by Friday evening. On Saturday morning, they said it would be back on around 6 p.m. This morning we couldn’t get through to get a new estimate. On Monday, we’re buying a generator.

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