12/6/2013 6:01 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Appalachian Power is preparing to mobilize their troops as the wintry weather approaches. Spokesman Phil Moye said officials are particularly keeping an eye on the Roanoke area, which may see ice accumulations over the weekend.
Moye said no matter the weather conditions, workers will be sent to the impacted areas. “If [the weather] causes power outages, we'll be ready to respond,” he said. “We always keep a close eye on it and we always plan accordingly.”
Officials are keeping an eye on their coverage area and are open to the possibility of sending employees to other impacted areas of the country if necessary, according to Moye.