13,515 out: Power outages skyrocketing (5:29am update)
5:23am Saturday update: As snow- and ice-coated tree limbs crash down on overhead electric wires, 13,515 customers in the Central Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley find themselves withou electricity from Dominion Virginia Power, the area's largest utility company.
7:26pm Friday update: At least 250 (and perhaps as many as 250) households and/or businesses are already without electricity this morning, according to an outage map provided by Dominion Virginia Power. And Snowmageddon has not yet begun to rage.
2:36pm update: When this story was first posted at 11:05am, the map was showing no more than 50 outages, but now it's over 250. Uh, oh.
7:24pm update: Dominion Virginia Power spokesperson Dan Genest just told a radio audience that 5,700 Central Virginia customers are now without power and that the rest of us should be prepared for a potential multi-day outage.
--original headline: At least 50 out: Charlottesville power outages have begun