Heavy wind causes power outages across Hampton Roads

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jan 16, 2022

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Our region was impacted by heavy rains and winds Sunday, causing major flooding and power outages in certain areas.

Now, Monday morning some residents are still experiencing power outages due to wind gusts.

Dominion Energy crews came in early Monday morning. Dominion Regional Director, Bonita Harris said they are currently finishing up safety briefings, loading up all the equipment they will need and other preparations to work safely. A couple of their next locations they are responding to in Virginia Beach include behind the Virginia Beach Town Center movie theater, Regal Columbus, on Southern Blvd., and the 1400-1700 block Woodhouse Road near Cherry Lane.

As of 8 a.m. Monday morning, Dominion said they had some snow in Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina, but the issue was mostly wind which knocked down power lines. Nearly 23,000 customers experienced outages in our local areas.

Our crews worked overnight to restore power to all but about 4,000 customers as of 7:45 a.m., Monday.

Dominion said they are working hard to get the vast majority restored by Monday night. Most of those currently affected are about 1,100 customers in Virginia Beach and 1,700 customers in Norfolk.

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