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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  • by proud citizen Location: Roper on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:29 PM
    It doesn't matter how many people live here in Roper what matters is that we are treated fair and we pay our light bill, so we should have the same rights as you. Last time I checked Roper is progressing and not regressing like people that have time to sit around and judge on petty things. Tanks Dominion for restoring our power.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:40 PM
    people making fun of a puny town , that is sad
  • by yukon on Feb 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
    Didnt know Roper had that many people
  • by chick Location: roper on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    Make us appreciate what we do have!!!! Be thankful we don't have to live pioneers. Oh, thanks bev.
  • by Mr. America Location: downeast on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:12 AM
    How long has Roper had power run to the houses?Ain,t that where the movie Deliverance was shot?You sure got a pretty mouth.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:53 AM
    roper is in bad enough shape ,don't need that too
  • by BLAHammed on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:27 AM
    Green Peace and their trained squirrels at work?
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