PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — UPDATE (11:15 a.m.):
Power has been restored to all Luray SVEC customers after an outage temporarily knocked out electricity for over 1,400 households and businesses.
Outages remain likely across the Valley on Friday evening when strong storms bring the possibility of severe wind gusts.
Over 1,000 households and businesses in the Luray area are without electricity as of 10:50 a.m. Friday morning.
Rain is just beginning as a cold front approaches the Valley, with severe storms expected later in the day.
According to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op, crews are on scene in Luray for a line down. They report 1,455 households without power.
It's unclear if the outage is connected to the weather or not, but strong wind gusts that will come with the line of storms between 6 p.m. and midnight Friday are likely to lead to more outages.
Wind gusts may reach severe levels of over 60 mph in isolated storms. You can learn more about the forecast for storms this weekend here.
As of now, Dominion reports no outages in our area. SVEC has not provided an estimated time of restoration for Luray customers.