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Strong Storms Cause Power Outages in Shenandoah Valley Area

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Update: 07/04/18 at 10 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Strong storms Wednesday afternoon caused outages in Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 462 member-owners are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below:

  • Frederick 399
  • Shenandoah 37
  • Winchester 26

SVEC crews are working diligently to restore electric service to our member-owners as quickly and safely as possible. As restoration efforts continue, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to safely restore service. Additionally, during an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

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 93,000 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. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. SVEC supports our armed services and veterans in employment opportunities.

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Press Release:


MT. CRAWFORD – Strong storms Wednesday afternoon caused outages in Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 2,477 member-owners are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below:

  • Augusta 448
  • Frederick 392
  • Page 1
  • Shenandoah 249
  • Warren 6
  • Winchester 1,381

SVEC crews are working diligently to restore electric service to our member-owners as quickly and safely as possible. As restoration efforts continue, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to safely restore service. Additionally, during an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

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 93,000 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. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. SVEC supports our armed services and veterans in employment opportunities.