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2) What time the lights went out;
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Didn’t go out in my part of Raleigh Court. Sounds like at least a portion of Tech lost power for a brief time.
Power went out yesterday in the Tom’s Creek area of Blacksburg around 3pm and was out until a little bit after 7pm. Hasn’t even flickered since then.
My hat’s off to the people out in those utility trucks in this weather. Thank you all.
We didn’t lose power north of Pulaski (yet), but I live in the woods and last night’s wind caused an extremely tight sphincter. You couldn’t have driven a ten penny nail in there. It brought back memories of last summer’s derecho, but lasting at least 24 more hours.
Garst mill area. Out at. 9:15 last night still out
I was surprised. In my neck of eastern Pulaski County, the winds at my house were fairly light comparatively speaking. Highest gust was 17 mph, but walking around outside it was clear why that was. The trees and hill to our north and west were taking the brunt of the wind, and forcing it up and over our house mostly. The tree tops were howling and swaying wildly, while at ground level the air was only slightly stirring. Our winds were easily less than half what was observed in nearby locations with fewer obstructions to the wind. No power outages, or even flickers here. Some snow, but barely any accumulation. On the other hand, by my office…close to an inch of snow, and much stronger winds rolling across the airport.
Power back at 11:58
The lights flickered through the day yesterday 3 miles west of Fincastle, but never went completely out. It sounds like Craig-Botetourt Electric has managed to stay on top of things in this general area.
Were it not for having to reset the digital clocks, I’d not know that we has even a flicker, here in mid-Pulaski Co.
Checked the event log on the PC’s on-line UPS. Had three flickers 2-3am.
Had a very light dusting of snow on the roof of our unheated sheds. Otherwise no sign of snow.
Saw no sign of wind damage driving to Radford Hosp. at 8:30.
A.K.A a non-event here, so far.
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:06:31 +0000
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