UPDATE: Emergency warming station set up due to no power

Tazewell County Virginia
Richlands update

UPDATE 1/6/18 @ 8:15 P.M. 

Appalachian Power has been able to restore power to over 100 customers.

As of 8:15 p.m. Appalachian Power’s website states 91 customers are still without power. The company is estimating power will be restored to these customers by 11 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2018.

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UPDATE 1/6/18 @ 8:00 P.M. 

According to Appalachian Power’s website some customers have had their power restored, but hundreds are still without.

As of 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2018, over 200 residents in the Richlands area are without power due to a down distribution line.

Appalachian Power hasn’t set a time as to when these customers will get their power restored.

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UPDATE 1/6/18 @ 5:30 P.M. 

Residents without power in Tazewell County are not seeing signs of hope as they make their way into the night still without power.

According to Appalachian Power’s website, over 200 customers in the Richlands area are still without power. The company originally planned to have the power back on by Jan, 6, 2018 at 4 p.m. after it went out at 5:55 a.m. but now they company is delaying that time.

Appalachian Power estimated power should be restored by 7 p.m.

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ORIGINAL 1/6/18 @ 1:00 P.M.

People in the Richlands area of Virginia are struggling to keep warm with no power.

The Town of Richlands has set up an emergency warming station to help anyone in need.

The station is set up at the Richlands Police Department and anyone is welcomed to stop by.

According to Appalachian Power’s website, at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, 279 people are without power. The company is estimating the power should be restored by 4:00 p.m. 

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