Large power outage on Eastern Shore causes Accomack Co. schools to close

Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 16:37:18-05

NORTHAMPTON Co., Va. - More than 22,000 people were without power on the Eastern Shore Wednesday morning, with outages stretching from the Oak Hall area of the Eastern Shore to the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.

The A & N Electric Cooperative website showed 501+ people near Cape Charles, Eastville, Nassawadox and Exmore were without power as of 9:30 a.m. A&N Electric said the outage was due to a transmission issue in Oak Hall.

Power was restored to all affected customers by 10 a.m.

“Our employees hustled and helped identify the issue rapidly, which lead to a quicker restoration than we originally anticipated,” said Joe Cataldo, Vice President of Operations and Construction. “We also appreciate Delmarva Power’s commitment to helping us resolve this outage for our members.”

Due to the widespread power outages, Accomack County Public Schools closed all schools and canceled all after-school activities.

The outage is still under investigation by A&N.