Accident knocks out power to Southpark Mall, surrounding area

Posted at 2:49 PM, Jan 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-07 16:58:36-05

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR) – A portion of Colonial Heights, including Southpark Mall, was without power Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle slammed into a pole and knocked out electricity to the area.

Colonial Heights firefighters said the downed pole also closed Temple Ave. in both direction from Puddle Dock to Charles Dimmock roads.

A CBS 6 viewer sent photos of the pole down near the Wawa and Sonic.

A Southpark Mall manager told CBS 6 News that emergency generators were running, but that the shopping center was “mostly in the dark.”

During the height of the outage, Dominion Virginia Power reported 300 customers were without power.

As of 4:45 p.m., the power had been restored.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for updates on this story.