Seventh death confirmed after Friday’s storm

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jul 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-01 20:43:59-04

CBS 6 learned today, during a press conference call with Governor Bob McDonnell and Dominion Virginia power, that a seventh person has died as a result of Friday’s storm.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management said a first responder was killed in Montgomery County.

In a press briefing on Saturday, McDonnell said Friday’s storms left at least six people dead in the state. He said two people died in Bedford County. Two were also killed in both Fairfax and Albemarle counties.

Dominion said they expect to restore service by Tuesday night for 80-85 percent of customers.

They said that 90-95 percent of affected customers should have power by Thursday night and virtually all remaining customers by Saturday night.

Before Saturday’s storm, officials said more than two million in the state were without power.