Soaking rainfall and high winds created the perfect formula for uprooted trees and downed power lines in Clarke County and one tree incident has knocked out power for over a thousand residents. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has indicated several outage incidents in the county including a major outage in the Boyce area. REC is estimating that 1139 customers in Boyce are currently without power . The outage occurred at approximately 5:09 AM Wednesday morning and power remains out as of noon. Boyce Elementary is without power as a result of the outage, but the school remains open and is operating on emergency lighting.
Other spot outages are being reported throughout the county. For up to date information visit REC’s outage map here.