Power mostly restored after storms impact customers throughout Hampton Roads

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 07:39:08-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Thousands of people lost power as storms moved through Hampton Roads Sunday.

More than 40,000 customers were originally affected by the outages. As of 7:30 a.m., around 2,000 customers are still without power, according to Dominion Energy's Outage Map.

Below is a list of the number of outages by city:

  • Chesapeake 567
  • Hampton 281
  • Newport News 64
  • Norfolk 51
  • Suffolk 45
  • Virginia Beach 719

According to Virginia Beach Police, residents in the area near Virginia Beach Town Center went without lights because of a transformer fire in the major distribution grid, which is located behind Mission BBQ at the end of Market Street.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department battalion chief said fire crews and crews with Dominion Power responded to the scene to mitigate the issue.

A Dominion Energy spokesperson told News 3 that most people should expect to have their power restored by 3 a.m. Monday.

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