AEP to upgrade transmission lines

POSTED: 7:45 AM Aug 21 2013   UPDATED: 4:53 PM Aug 21 2013

Appalachian Power is upgrading a transmission line that runs through western Virginia.

The company says it will replace the wire on the line by 2016. It will cost $40 million.

That will also include replacing seven towers and adding four new ones.

The upgrades will allow the line to carry more current.

Appalachian Power serves 500,000 customers in Virginia.