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Power fully restored after large outage in Ashland

Posted at 8:19 PM, Oct 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 06:52:56-04

ASHLAND, Va. -- People in Ashland had power restored Wednesday morning after a transformer blew at a substation Tuesday night.

The transformer failure left almost 8,900 customers in the dark at around 8:30 Tuesday night. The substation is on Ashcake Road.

By 3:30 Wednesday morning, Dominion's website indicated there were no customers without power in Hanover.

Ashland's outage happened almost at the same time as another one near Virginia Center Commons in Northwest Henrico. Dominion said the two were unrelated, and Henrico's affected only a few hundred people.

Power outages in Ashland

Power outages in Ashland

Residents contacted CBS 6 after hearing explosions. Some people said they completely lost power while others said their power flickered off and on.

Ashland resident's quickly responded on social media after the outages.