NEW INFO: Power Restored In Roper

Dominion Power says power to their 1,118 customers in Roper who lost power overnight has been restored.

A spokesperson says the power went out at 2:59 a.m. this morning when a wire came down at the corner of Second St. and N. Cross Rd. in Roper. It's not clear what caused the wire to come down, but crews will investigate that today.

Today's power outage led Washington County Schools to delay the start of the school day by one hour.

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Washington County Schools will start their day one hour later than usual Thursday because of a large power outage.

Superintendent John Farley says his quick drive around the area revealed spotty power outages, but much of Roper appears to be without power. In fact, about 1,100 people in the Roper area do not have power, according to Dominion Power.

The company says a damaged power line is the reason for the outage. Dominion Power is expecting to get the lights back on for their customers in Washington County by 9 a.m.

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