Power Restored After Sunday Morning Outage

Update 11:40 am – REC reports that power has been restored to all Clarke County members. REC says that the cause of outage was a dead tree outside of the right of way.

Update 11:15 am – REC reports that power has been restored to approximately 400 members. According to REC, crews have located tree limbs on a power line.  A REC spokesperson says: “Crews are in the process of patrolling the line and restoring power to members. Once it has been determined that there are no problems, or the issue has been corrected, and we will safely restore power.”


Update 10:30 am – A REC spokesperson says that power crews are currently attempting to locate the cause of the power outage but have not identified the source of the outage as of yet.


Update 10:00 am – Lights are out in over 1,300 homes in Clarke County, Virginia as of 10:00am on Sunday.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) first reported the outage on its outage tracking website at 9:42 am.

REC’s outage center can be viewed at http://www.myrec.coop/outage-center/outage-summary.cfm.


  1. Clarke Life says:

    Imagine that? Another Power Outtage with REC? Longing for the old days of Allegheny Power…….

    • Wagonman says:

      It’s not all bad with REC they have done more right-of-way clearing than I ever saw with Allegheny Power. Things are pretty good here in Shenandoah Farms.

    • REC seems to be doing a pretty good job. Hopefully the new digital meters help in locating outtages but I don’t know what percentage of the area has them now.

  2. Power wasn’t out for long on Sunday. REC seems to be more on the ball than Allegheny ever was, so I have no complains there. A big “thumbs-up” to the linemen who worked in the pouring rain on Sunday to get power restored to all.

  3. Ah Jes Luv Jurassic Clarke says:

    Have to say that service has been tons better with REC. They got nailed soon after the changeover with all the nonexistent maintenance by Agony Power, but once they got a good look at the problems they went right to work. My generator is enjoying its holiday.

  4. Clarke Life says:

    Say what you want, but I never paid the amount of money to Allegheny that I pay to REC.

  5. Got-A-Dollar says:

    Clarke Life, I agree, it seemed like Allegheny had to beg for a rate increase but this co-op that was suppose to save the consumer money can raise rates at will. But hey, we get a magazine. We were sold a bill of goods with this outfit.