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Almost all NOVEC customers have electricity

The March 6, 2013, snowstorm caused 8,165 Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative customers to lose electricity when snow-ladened trees and branches fell on power lines and broke utility poles. NOVEC and contract crews have worked non-stop to get the power back on for these customers since the first outage report came in at 2 a.m. on Wednesday. As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, NOVEC crews were working to restore power to nine customers in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties.

“We’re giving it a final push to get everyone back online tonight,” says Larry Shaffer, vice president, System Operations. “Our crews have been amazing: they’ve traveled over icy roads, cut trees off power lines, restrung fallen lines, replaced nine broken poles, and got the lights back on for more than 8,000 customers in just a day and a half. Our guys’ determination, along with their stamina, has made the difference.”

Mike Curtis, vice president, Public Relations, says, “We appreciate our Co-op members’ patience. We understand that no one wants to be without electricity, especially on cold winter days and nights. Our employees thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement.”

To follow NOVEC’s progress, go to its outage map at http://stormcenter.novec.com/index.cfm. For general information about power outages, go to http://www.novec.com/Customer_Services/Outage_Information/index.cfm.
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