Power Outages Continue Across the Region


Nelson County, VA

Nelson County Administrator Steve Carter says emergency shelters are being set up across county now.

Shelters will provide air conditioning, food, water, and shelter. Locations include: Roseland Rescue, Lovingston Fire Dept, Faber Rescue, Gladstone Rescue, Nelson United Methodist Church across from Tye River Elementary, and Rockfish River Elementary School.

Transport to Rockfish River Elem., Lovingston Fire and Nelson UMC is being set up. PEople needing transport to those locations can call (434) 263-7050. Use 911 for emergencies only, please.


On electricity: Jace Goodling, a member on the CVEC board, tells us that the damage is major. Transmission lines that serve system here are damaged. Crew from as far as Georgia are on the way to assist but won’t arrive until later today. Goodwin says it could be as long as 2-4 days before all power is restored. However, Steve Carter, county administrator, says he got information from CVEC that a portion of 151 north of Martin’s may be restored sometime today.

Chief Curtis Sheets reporting power restored to Wintergreen about noon on Saturday, June 30.


The following release was received this morning from CVEC. It states that a large number of CVEC customers are, and may remain, without power and/or telecommunications.


For Immediate Release:

A significant portion of the CVEC service territory remains without electric service as of 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 30th. Areas hit hardest extend from the Whitehall area, south through the Rockfish Valley, Wintergreen, Roseland, Massies Mill and Long Mountain. In addition, Appomattox and Buckingham Counties also saw extended outages, while the Louisa and Fluvanna Counties sections of the CVEC service territory

High winds created several issues that include:

* Transmission lines, owned and operated by Dominion and AEP were damaged, terminating the delivery of power to CVEC substations. Service to Mount Rush in Buckingham has been restored. * Internet and voice communications are not available to CVEC, preventing members from reporting outages and receiving information about the extent of the damage and the efforts to restore service. CVEC is waiting for the restoration of telecommunications service. * A transmission line owned by CVEC that delivers power to the the Martins Store Substation in Nelson County and to substations that service the Wintergreen community was knocked out of service. Repairs have been made and CVEC is attempting to re-energize that transmission line. * Once power begins flowing to the substations, CVEC crews will continue the repair work on the distribution system. There are numerous broken poles and downed lines between the CVEC substations and the homes and businesses served by CVEC.

CVEC crews are in the field and updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.


  1. So thankful for CVEC!! They work very hard to get our power restored quickly anytime it goes out. Please be grateful to them and don’t complain! They are working as hard as they can out in this hot weather.


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