Dominion Crews continue to restore thousands without power

Posted at 9:01 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 21:01:35-05

Dominion Virginia Power expects to have information by 10 am Thursday on when overall restoration should be completed in areas affected by this week’s severe winter storm.

Restoration work continues with service returned to 101,600 of the 215,000 customers who lost power because of the snow, rain and high winds. However, weather conditions continue to be challenging and additional storm outages are possible overnight.

About 28,000 customers have lost power in Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina.

Plus about 5,000 in the Gloucester and Mathews area. That’s down to about 17,000 overall with the majority of those – 11,000 in Virginia Beach.

Crews are continuing to work on that situation that started with a large tree down on our transmission line near North Hampton and Bayside. They got the first tree off the line but have discovered more trees and complications. They have been gradually restoring power.

Please remember to stay away from downed power lines and report all outages to Dominion Power by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).