SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 6 a.m.
MT. CRAWFORD – Today’s wintry precipitation has caused outages in Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah Counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.
As of 5:30 a.m., approximately 4700 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by County, listed below.
SVEC crews are being dispatched to respond to the outages. Crews will work diligently to restore electric service to our member/owners as quickly and safely as possible.
However, as the day continues, more power outages may occur due to accumulated snow, forecasted winds and trees breaking on power lines. During an event such as this, “Blinking” of lights may also occur. In addition, with the forecast amount of snow, there is a chance for an outage to last an extended period of time.
Do not make any attempts to clear trees or other debris from power lines. Note the location, and any other important information regarding these situations, and contact SVEC. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will work to ensure that power is restored as soon as possible. As a reminder, individuals are encouraged to avoid contact with downed power lines.
In the event that you lose power and you are an SVEC member, call SVEC at 1-800-234-7832, even if you think your neighbor may have called. It is more effective for SVEC to know where all outages are located.
Chartered in 1936, SVEC serves approximately 90,000 meters in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester in Virginia. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia.