RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An overnight storm system packing high winds and rain caused flooding, power outages and damaged homes in Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday.
BARC, an electrical cooperative, covers Bath, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Highland, and Augusta counties. Dale Meyer, operations manager at BARC, says that at the storm’s peak last night, as many as 100 Rockbridge area customers lost power.
“Rockbridge County was back up at 7:24 [p.m.],” said Meyer, “Over the whole coverage, for that matter.”
Dominion Virginia Power reported that 120,000 of its customers in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina were affected by the storm. According to the company’s website, one customer in Rockbridge County still doesn’t have power. Dominion could not be reached to comment on how many outages occurred last night.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Bob Spieldenner said most of the flooding occurred in the western and northern regions of the state. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported more than 400 roads were closed because of the storm, mostly due to flooding.