Crews work through the night to restore power in James City County

Posted at 5:28 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 21:51:00-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — Many people across Virginia woke up to no power to start the work week.

According to Dominion Energy the Williamsburg-James City County areas had over 27,000 customers without power at one time, including several schools.

Other places that were experiencing outages Monday included Newport News, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

As of 10 p.m., Monday there were about 3,500 customers without power in Williamsburg-James City County.

Only two schools remain in the dark, Hornsby Middle School and Blayton Elementary, Dominion said. Crews are working overnight Monday into Tuesday to get the power back on at those schools and for the remaining customers.

In all of Virginia and Northern North Carolina over 100,000 Dominion Energy customers experienced a power interruption at 1,350 work locations.

The vast majority of the affected customers are expected to get power back on by 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

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