Nearly 12K peninsula customers get power back after outage as heat index forecast to climb to 100+

Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 11:43:54-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Thousands were without power Tuesday morning on the peninsula.

As of 10:15 a.m. Newport News had over 6,000 customers without power and James City County had over 4,000 customers without power, according to Dominion Power.

Around 11 a.m., Dominion said power was restored but the cause of the outage is under investigation. Power was back on about 30 minutes after the outage, a Dominion official tweeted.

These customers lost power on a day that the heat index could rise to over 100.

The area could feel like the triple digits with temperatures in the low 90s. Humidity will make the afternoon heat index values to reach to near 100.

Dominion outage map as of 10:15 a.m.