Storms Cause Power Outages in Valley

Updates from SVEC:

As of 5:15 a.m., approximately 368 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Augusta 1
Frederick 297
Page 39
Shenandoah 3
Warren 1
Winchester 27

News Release from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative:

Area Storms Cause Outages in Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Service Territory

MT. CRAWFORD – This evening’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

As of 8:30 p.m., approximately 5,132 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Augusta 59
Clarke 89
Frederick 3040
Page 641
Shenandoah 603
Warren 417
Winchester 283

SVEC crews have been dispatched to respond to the outages. Crews will work diligently to restore electric service to our member/owners as quickly and safely as possible. During an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur. In addition, given the severity of the weather, there is a chance for an outage to last an extended period of time.

Do not make any attempts to clear trees or other debris from power lines. Note the location, and any other important information regarding these situations, and contact SVEC. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will work to ensure that power is restored as soon as possible. As a reminder, individuals are encouraged to avoid contact with downed power lines.

In the event that you lose power and you are an SVEC member, call SVEC at 1-800-234-7832, even if you think your neighbor may have called. It is more effective for SVEC to know where all outages are located.

Chartered in 1936, SVEC serves more than 92,000 member-owners’ accounts in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester in Virginia. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia.

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