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Power Out – Affecting Several Hundred Customers In South Nelson : Update 11:50 AM

[ 0 ] April 30, 2021 |

Several hundred CVEC customers lost power Friday morning. Though the cause isn’t known as of this post, many places are experiencing very high wind gusts today with numerous high wind warnings in effect through the day.

South Nelson County, Virginia

Updated 11:50 AM : The power outage in Nelson has been cleared. A couple of smaller outages remain out of county. Tommy

Updated: 11:33 : Fire crews are battling a slow moving brush fire on Pigeon Hill. A went down there then a fire started, mostly likely from the power line that went down. Tommy

Update 10:55 AM via CVEC, Melissa Gay
“The line is being repaired.  Just over 250 members out.”

Update 10:45 AM via CVEC, Melissa Gay:
“A line is down in Tyro. I received a report that there is a fire in the woods there and 911 has been called.”

As of 10:30 AM just over 300 customer were reported to be without power, down from 873 earlier. 

Just over 800 customers in South Nelson County in areas like Roseland and Piney River lost power around 9AM Friday morning. We experienced several very hard bumps before the power failed and we went to generator backup. Another small outage was also reported in far NE Nelson County near the Albemarle line.

“I don’t have any updates on what the cause of the outage is, but crews have been dispatched and are on the way,” Melissa Gay with CVEC told us around 10:15 Friday morning.

No cause is currently known as of this post, but very high winds are present across the are with numerous high wind warnings in effect. 

More as we know.

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