More than 10,000 customers in our region woke up without power this morning. AEP reports. That includes 339 in Floyd County, 3006 in Giles, 1683 in Franklin, 208 in Montgomery  and 974 in Bedford.

Fortunately, we’re not one of the powerless 300 in Floyd County. If it happens, our Guardian generator stands ready to automaticallly restore power. Clark Gas & Oil topped off the propane tank this week.

The temperature on our back porch reads -1 degrees but the National Weather Service claims a warming trend will start today with a high of around 31 and a low of 16 by Sunday morning.

That sub-zero temperature is the first drop into the negative range here since 2005.

UPDATE: 3:00 p.m.  AEP says their crews restored power to all Floyd County homes as well as the 3,006 homes in Giles. Franklin County still has more than 1,400 without power.

You can track power outages in Southwestern Virginia on AEP’s web site.