Thousands experience power outage after lightning damages equipment

Posted at 7:02 PM, Jul 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-25 19:02:27-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Thousands were without power on Thursday evening after a piece of equipment that was damaged by lightning failed.

Dominion Power says over 3,000 customers were affected by the outage including the Virginia Beach General Hospital.

The equipment failed at 4:30 p.m. and crews were able to get power restored an hour later.