Close to 1,600 without power in Smyth County

Photo from Appalachian Power

Close to 1,600 people are without power in Smyth County on Sunday night. According to Appalachian Power, the power is estimated to be back on by 3:30 Monday morning.

We reached out to Smyth County Dispatch to ask what the cause of the outage was, but were told that they didn't know exactly why it happened.

Our StormTrack 5 weather team says a stronger storm moved into Smyth County earlier this evening, and may have had an influence on the outage.

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