Area Storms Cause Outages in Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Service Territory

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Friday’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of
Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham,
Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

As of 12 a.m., approximately 17646 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Augusta 6803
Frederick 1673
Highland 1421
Page 441
Rockingham 5345
Shenandoah 1697
Warren 73
Winchester 169

At the present time, the Cooperative is unable to provide any specific estimated restoration times due to the damage caused by the storm system and the large number of outages being experienced. Given the severity of the weather and the amount of resulting damage, SVEC has indicated that outages could last an extended period of time.

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. As the evening continues, more power outages may occur due to continued severe weather. During an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

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.