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Appalachian Power's Early Planning Helping With Restoration

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Power crews have certainly stayed busy since the storm moved in, trying to get power restored to thousands of homes and businesses in our area.

Todd Burns, a spokesman for Appalachian Power, says there were fewer outages overnight than expected, with most of the outages happening Tuesday morning.

He says knowing the storm was on its way allowed the company to make plans earlier. They started making preparations last week, bringing in 1,000 linemen prior to the storm.

"It is tremendous being able to plan," Burns says. "It will make a huge difference in getting the power back on."

Burns says those crews were staged in areas like Wytheville and the higher elevations.