Henrico neighbors lose power on winter’s coldest morning

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-30 13:43:54-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Talk about bad timing.

On a morning where temperatures dipped to 4 degrees (the lowest of the winter so far), hundreds of Dominion Virginia Power customers living in the Dumbarton/Lakeside area of Henrico awoke with no power.

Dominion Virginia Power blamed the outage to 300 homes and businesses on blown fuses and bad transformers. Power crews expected to have power restored to cold customers by Thursday evening.

"We're very grateful the power crews are out here and working. At the same time we just wish that Virginia Power would do something about updating the lines," homeowner Rob Williams said. He, who said he home thermostat was at 50 and falling, said the neighborhood jokes they lose power every time the wind blows.

Williams said he put on extra clothes and stayed under extra blankets to help fend off Thursday's morning freezing temperatures.