More Than 134,000 in VA Still Without...

More Than 134,000 in VA Still Without Power

There are 28 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 6, 2013, titled More Than 134,000 in VA Still Without Power. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

More than 134,000 customers remain without electricity in Virginia following a winter storm that dumped up to 20 inches in parts of the state.

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Beach Boy

Myrtle Beach, SC

#21 Mar 7, 2013
sez you wrote:
Maybe someday we'll catch up with the rest of the world. Power companies don't want to spend the money to put these lines underground where they should be cause that would take mpney away from investers so we continue to live in the "dark" ages. We get what we don't ask for.
Let me help you. They will not spend their money as they will raise your rates through the roof. Be careful of what you ask for as I know this will shock those on the left, but their is no free lunch.
Watch your health care continue to increase in price after we were told the cost would go down.....SUCKERS
Dude

Winchester, VA

#22 Mar 7, 2013
Beach Boy wrote:
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Let me help you. They will not spend their money as they will raise your rates through the roof. Be careful of what you ask for as I know this will shock those on the left, but their is no free lunch.
Watch your health care continue to increase in price after we were told the cost would go down.....SUCKERS
That's never stopped them from raising the rates before. What it will do is end the excuses they have for raising rates, as they already claim storm damage on insurance, raise the maintenance fees, and plead with the state to allow them to raise fees... and then get busted again for making too much profit.
Tea Party Faithful

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Mar 7, 2013
This is all Obama's fault! We spent so much money on global warming that there is no money to take care of the blizzards that are proof global warming is a total lie!
the deal

High Point, NC

#24 Mar 7, 2013
Yes, its a nice idea to bury power lines, until some mole chews through it, or some other thing happens and the whole area has to be dug up to find the problem...It is expensive to lay the lines underground and could be an investment yes...but think if there was a problem and you didn't know exactly where it was and you were tasked with finding it...WITHOUT being able to see sparks or something obvious...could get even MORE timely and expensive...there is no simple answer here.
Me myself and I

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Mar 7, 2013
the deal wrote:
Yes, its a nice idea to bury power lines, until some mole chews through it, or some other thing happens and the whole area has to be dug up to find the problem...It is expensive to lay the lines underground and could be an investment yes...but think if there was a problem and you didn't know exactly where it was and you were tasked with finding it...WITHOUT being able to see sparks or something obvious...could get even MORE timely and expensive...there is no simple answer here.
The cables run through conduit underground. It's pretty straightforward to find out where a fault lies from monitoring and by looking at which houses are without power.

To fix a fault they simply open a cover in the road, feed through a new stretch of cable then splice the ends.

There's no excuse for accidentally digging up a cable - you've probably seen the adverts for Miss Utility.
Fred

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Mar 8, 2013
This article is 2 days old. 29 sux.
C Love

Madison, VA

#27 Mar 8, 2013
Is anyone doing a real story about why most of Madison Co. is still with out power after three days.

I understand a main larger transformer in Big Meadow is down and a replacement has to shipped in from the West and REC is holding back in fixing the downed lines to keep the burden of the work around from other power grids.

Great planning REC, I bet Allegheny Power would have the transformer needed to fix this. Good job Va Electric Board for looking out for Va customers and pushing out Allegheny power. REC is a joke!!!
randomthoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#28 Mar 8, 2013
Ever been to England ?

Wonder why they don't have this problem ?

Bury the LINES.

I hope the power stays DOWN ... the longer the better.

They will prepare next time... maybe not.

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