Crews Ready for Possible Power Outages

Lynchburg, VA - It's a waiting game to see if people in Lynchburg will lose power because of Sandy. Both Dominion and Appalachian Power are not making any early estimates for outages just yet.

However, they're asking everyone to take precautions saying it really can't hurt to be prepared.

There are not too many outages in our area just yet. There are 174 customers in the dark in Bedford County, just under 700 in Floyd, more than 100 in Giles, more than 1,400 people out of power in Montgomery County, and almost 700 people in the dark in Tazewell County.

Appalachian attributes many of those outages to heavy snowfall in many of those areas.

But this storm is promising to pack a punch. Dave Owen, the director of Public Works for Lynchburg, says that crews are on standby, ready to tackle anything left in Sandy's wake.

He's requesting that if you see a downed power line or tree to call 911. Owen said no one should be touching or getting near fallen power lines.

Also, VDot crews in Lynchburg have gone into 24 hour operations to deal with possible flooding, and even some snow.

They're asking everyone to stay at home and to limit travel.