Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Press Release
MT. CRAWFORD – With snow falling and expected to continue for most of today in parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative's (SVEC) eight-county service area, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather. SVEC continues to monitor the progression of the storm and is in regular contact with the National Weather Service.
The potential for several inches of snow presents the chance for power outages.
"Blinking" of lights may also occur, and this is a normal condition during an event such as this. When tree limbs break as a result of the snow and fall on power lines, outages are possible. SVEC makes every effort to have power restored to members as quickly and safely as possible, and would like to offer these tips in case of an outage:
To make sure you and your family have the necessities for an outage, SVEC advises that you prepare a home outage kit. Good items to include are:
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.