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Posted on: February 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

Utility Contacts Spotlight

The National Weather Service has announced a Winter Storm Watch for our region from late Wednesday night through Thursday evening.

Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of 1/4" to 1/2" are possible. Potential impacts may include power outages, tree damage, and hazardous road conditions. Roanoke County reminds residents to take the following precautions for winter weather conditions:

  • Know before you go -- be cautious as you travel, check 511 ( for the most up-to-date road conditions.
  • Tune in to local TV and radio stations for the latest weather advisories and information. 
  • Charge your cell phone and make sure your power outage kit is stocked in case of an outage. (Don't forget your pet's needs!)
  • Check on your elderly or at-risk neighbors to make sure they are prepared for the snow, ice, or possible outages.

Please reserve calls to 911 for medical, fire, or police emergencies only and use the contacts below to report utility outages:

  • Report power outages to Appalachian Electric Power at 800-956-4237.
  • Report gas leaks to Roanoke Gas Company at 540-777-0622.
  • Report problems with water mains, contact the Western Virginia Water Authority at 540-853-5700.

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