Va. power companies report less than 4,000 outages

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia utilities are reporting about 4,000 customers without power.

Dominion Virginia Power's outage website on Thursday showed 1,500 outages. The company is the state's largest utility with 2.4 million customers.

Appalachian Power Co. reported 428 outages in Washington County, located in far southwest Virginia.

Virginia's electric cooperatives reported fewer than 2,000 without power, primarily in the south and central portions of the state.

As of 11:35 a.m. Thursday, the current outage numbers in the D.C. area are:

BGE 571 Pepco 5 Dominion (Northern Virginia)
29 SMECO 3 NOVEC 0 Potomac Edison 407 Rappahannock 17

If your power goes out, you can report the outage to your power company by calling these numbers:

BGE 1-877-778-2222 Pepco 1-877-737-2662 Dominion 1-866-DOM-HELP SMECO 1-877-747-6326 NOVEC 1-888-335-0500 Potomac Edison