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More than 173,000 customers without power after ‘historic wind event’

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 02:03:00-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for parts of the WTVR CBS 6 viewing area as a line of powerful storms tracks out of metro Richmond Thursday night.

Tornado warnings were issued for parts of the area Thursday evening, including Richmond, Hanover and Henrico counties as well as Charles City and New Kent counties. The warning for Charles City and New Kent expires at 10:15 p.m.

The strong storms knocked out power to more than 173,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers in Central Virginia as of midnight:

  • Charles City 6
  • Chesterfield 8,138
  • Dinwiddie 1,793
  • Goochland 7,418
  • Hanover 23,836
  • Henrico 98,090
  • Hopewell 63
  • New Kent 4,842
  • Petersburg 14
  • Powhatan 286
  • Prince George 7
  • Richmond City 29,341

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