Geese cause massive power outage in Portsmouth and Chesapeake

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 11:01:42-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Dominion customers were without power in Portsmouth and Chesapeake Friday afternoon.

According to the Dominion Energy outage map, close to 7,500 customers in Portsmouth and the Western Branch area of Chesapeake originally lost power at 10:20 a.m. According to Bonita Harris of Dominion Power, the outage was caused by geese flying into power lines.

Dominion Power also said in a statement that no schools in Western Branch or Churchland were impacted.

Power has been restored almost all of the customers who lost it.

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