Central Virginia Blue Ridge
By Tommy Stafford
Power crews continue working long hours to get the lights back on for people living in the Central Virginia Blue Ridge.
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The task of restoring power has been a tough one since ice and snow still cover the ground making it very difficult to get into many of the remote areas where trees are across power lines or broken poles.
Central Virginia Electric has been posting continuous updates on their Facebook page through the recovery from the storm.
Since so many people have been without power during the very cold weather, many warming shelters have been opened across the area.
Attention is now also being focused on another approaching storm Thursday night. Though this storm doesn’t look as bad as the one from a few days ago, the ground is much colder now and anything that falls will more easily stick. It also makes the ongoing electrical repairs more of a challenge.
More updates as we have them.