Authorities investigating electrical issue in Downtown Norfolk

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 11, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. - Virginia Dominion Power and Norfolk Fire-Rescue are investigating an electrical issue in the 100 block of Tazewell Street.

Just before 9:30 a.m., Norfolk Fire-Rescue units were called to the area after a construction worker noticed smoke coming from a manhole cover.

Fire crews investigated and called Virginia Dominion Power to assist.

Dominion said an underground cable caused the issue.

During the investigation, the 100 block of Tazewell Street was closed to all traffic. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic was restricted on Granby Street between Market Street and Brooke Avenue.

Around 3:30p.m., electrical service was turned off in the area so crews could fix the problem.

Dominion Power said 52 customers lost electricity during the outage including Granby Street Pizza, The Big Easy, and Brick Anchor Brew House.

The power was restored to all customers by 3:50a.m. Thursday morning.