Crews are hard at work trying to get the lights turned back on in southwest Virginia and News 5 learned it's a problem for everyone living in Smyth County.
Smyth County Emergency Management tells us they're short on resources since firefighters, road cleanup crews, and power company crews are trying to fix all the problems from storms that started Friday night.
Deputy Coordinator Sara Harrington tells News 5 fallen trees are still being picked up and fallen power lines are now out of the roads, but power is still out. "Be calm, be patient. We have thousands in the county and throughout the state that are without power. There are a lot of crews in the county that are working to restore this," added Harrington.
Emergency Management is asking people to not call 911 unless it is an emergency.