Power Outage Updates for Augusta County

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

UPDATE - March 7:

As of Thursday night, 1,284 customer are still out of power in Augusta County.

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MT. CRAWFORD - As of Wednesday night, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative had more than 3,700 customers out in Augusta County.

About 1,600 customers had no power in Page County and more than 1,400 in Rockingham County.

Throughout the entire SVEC service area, 8% of customers are in the dark.

Tuesday night and Wednesday morning's snowfall hit the area with around 14-24 inches of snow.

This caused many issues for SVEC, mainly in rural areas.

SVEC manager Mike Aulger said they had an additional 60 people, who are from outside the company, working with them to deal with the outages.

Aulger said more people came in Wednesday evening to give current workers a break.

He said SVEC will hit the main issues Thursday morning.

"Access is a big, big issue for us right now. in some cases we have road crews travel with us," he said. "To clear areas, that we can get the lights on as quickly as possible. VDOT is great working us as well as the localities as well to get that service restored."

SVEC is encouraging customers to call them if they are out of power.

Their number is (540)-434-2200.

By Thursday evening, they plan to try and have as much done as possible.

Aulger said they are going to work tirelessly until all customers are restored.

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