Saturday, January 19, 2013

Snowstorm power outages bring out-of-state help from electric companies

There were widespread power outages in southwestern Virginia after Thursday night's snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of heavy, wet snow and left more than 130,000 without electricity. Out-of-state electric companies came to the rescue of Alleghany Electric, Dominion Virginia Power, and various electric co-ops including Georgia Electric and Pike Electric out of Kentucky.

 The wet, heavy snow and ice caused numerous down trees which called for the expertise of Asplundh.

Caravans of power company trucks could be see throughout southwestern Virginia as workers continued the progress of restoring electricity to customers.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell

No comments: