Appomattox County, Virginia
As we first reported yesterday, killer tornadoes spread out across Virginia on Wednesday afternoon killing at least 4 and injuring dozens, some critically. One of the dead was in neighboring Appomattox County.
On Thursday, Central Virginia Electric continued assessing the damage to their circuits. Most of the problems are now tied to a major Dominion transmission line still out of service.
“Central Virginia Electric Cooperative saw 3500 members without service due to the storm / tornado that passed through central Virginia yesterday. That number was reduced in an efficient manner as line crews worked on the distribution system. That left more than 1600 members, served by the Appomattox Metering Point, without service due to damage on the Dominion Virginia Power transmission line that delivers energy to CVEC in that area.Dominion continues to work on the transmission line under difficult conditions and projects that power will not be restored until this afternoon. Having patrolled the distribution lines, CVEC anticipates that most if not all members will see electric service restored once the Appomattox Metering Point is re-energized. CVEC advises it members to make appropriate plans until repairs are completed. Around 10 AM-CVEC has received word that Dominion Virginia Power has made good progress with repairs to their transmission line. They will now move to complete the necessary switching to re-energize the Appomattox Metering Point. If all goes well power will then flow to CVEC members.”
said Greg Kelly, CVEC’s Member Services Manager.
The damage and death didn’t stop in Appomattox, it went beyond to Essex and Sussex Counties east of our area. In Waverly 3 people were killed when their mobile home was toppled. In Tappahannock, Virginia in Essex County easily over a dozen peope have been injured, two of those critically.
Damage in Essex just outside of Tappahannock NBC12
Posted by Drew Wilder NBC12 on Thursday, February 25, 2016
— REC (@RappElecCoop) February 25, 2016
The cleanup continues on Thursday with Virginia Governor Terry McAluiffe slated to tour all of the areas hit by the tornadoes.
— Mike Valerio (@MikeNBC12) February 25, 2016