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1,700 customers without power in Central Virginia

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Posted at 9:27 PM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-27 23:58:29-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — There are currently 1,700 Dominion Virginia Power customers without power in Hanover County and surrounding areas. There was up to 5,000 at one point Monday night.

Currently there is an estimated restoration time for 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., but areas west of Route 301 have an estimated restoration time of 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm intensified rapidly over Goochland, Henrico, and western Hanover county this evening, and then moved east through the north side of Richmond and southern Hanover county.  The hardest hit area was near Mechanicsville, along Kings Charter Drive and New Ashcake Road.

The storm also produced large hail, which was estimated at over 2″ in diameter at the height of the storm.

Dominion customers who lost power should report their outage by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).