SVEC restore power


An email from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) reports that only about 19 members lost power in yesterday’s storm.

If you are still without power SVEC assures members that it will be restored today as crews deal with the weather as best and safely as they can.

Often the type of snow can make all the differences when it comes to power loss.

The heavy type of wet snow lays heavy on lines and tree limbs which can often cause an outage.

A lighter snow like last night causes less damage but the ice will cause concern especially when it comes to repair.

Anyone without power should always report it at

You can also connect easily to SVEC with the MySVEC app now available.

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REC continues restoring power

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative restored power at thousands of members’ homes on Friday who lost power from Thursday’s snowstorm.

Roughly 21,000 locations remain without power.

REC estimates that the majority of those will be resolved by the end of the weekend.

REC has benefited from the help of hundreds of mutual aid crews from across the country to work alongside their field employees in continuing repairs.

Progress updates can be checked through their newly enhanced outage map located at or RECs social media pages.

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REC increases its workforce to restore power to its members

In an email from Marketing Director Casey Hollins of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) power restoration continues after storm Frida.

Newly discovered damage, downed trees, road conditions along with dozens of broken poles have hampered the repair efforts.

REC has recruited a workforce of over 1,000 crew members some coming from as far away as Missouri and Florida to expedite repairs.

As many as 100 more are expected to join the workforce as well.

REC expects full restoration by the end of this weekend if not before.

In all over 90,000 cooperative members were without power at the peak of the storm according to the email.

REC’s website provides an outage map, a restoration timeline and a place to report an outage should you have one.

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Woodstock recovers from power outage

A tractor trailer collided with a utility pole at the intersection of Susan Ave. and Fairground Road causing a significant power outage in Woodstock.

Dominion Energy crews worked throughout the afternoon and evening restoring power and replacing poles.

Be alert and cautious for any remaining work that might still be going on.

Remember to move over for crews.

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