Less than 1,600 customers without power in Hampton Roads

Posted at 7:15 AM, Mar 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-07 07:17:58-05

According to Dominion Virginia Power's Bonita Harris, more than 30,000 customers were affected by Wednesday's storm in Hampton Roads and Northern North Carolina.

Dominion crews worked overnight to remove trees off lines, put wire back up, restore power to most of those affected, including all of the emergency services and schools.

There are less than 1,600 customers remaining without power, mostly in Virginia Beach. Crews say the biggest problem is where a tree fell and broke three cross arms near Pleasurehouse Road and Birdsong Drive. Officials say 600 customers were affected.

Scattered outages remain throughout the rest of the Hampton Roads area.

Outages may be reported by using Dominion’s web site (, via a computer, smart phones or other mobile devices, or by calling Dominion’s toll-free customer service line, 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).