appalachian powerThousand of residents in the area lost power last night. Unseasonably warm and humid air caused storms to develop overnight; with nearly 3,200 people in Campbell County alone left in the dark. Media outlets confirm lightning detectors confirmed the storms had formed, along with several reports that the power had gone out near the same time. The unusual December lightning storm and subsequent loss of power could be the prelude of power outage expected during Sunday’s forecasted ice storm. Visit for outage resources and a map of restoration efforts.