75 PERCENT OF APPALACHIAN POWER CUSTOMERS RESTORED <br>AS OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON<br> 75 PERCENT OF APPALACHIAN POWER CUSTOMERS RESTORED <br>AS OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON<br>
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7/6/2012
75 PERCENT OF APPALACHIAN POWER CUSTOMERS RESTORED
AS OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Charleston, W.Va., July 6, 2012 –   Electricity has been restored to 75 percent of the 573,000 Appalachian Power customers who lost power as a result of last Friday’s storm, according to the company. More than 4,400 line professionals and other workers have restored power to approximately 422,000 customers throughout West Virginia, Virginia and in a small area of Tennessee.

Additional power restoration information:

  • In West Virginia, 108,000 of the company’s half-million customers remain without electric service.
  • In Virginia, 43,000 of the company's half-million customers remain without electric service.
  • Outages are restored by priority. Critical community infrastructure, such as hospitals, water and sewer stations are given highest priority. Then, priority is given to outages that will restore the largest number of customers when a repair is made. At this time, there are 359 outages (263 in West Virginia and 96 in Virginia) that affect 100 or more customers.
  • Since the initial storm on June 29, there were three additional storms that caused thousands more to lose power. Totals include: 30,000 on Sunday, 6,000 on Tuesday and 40,000 on Thursday.
  • Appalachian secured help from 22 states and crews are working in every part of the service territory, including rural and urban areas through the weekend.

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