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84,000+ still without power; outage could last all weekend

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 06:01:06-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Virginia Power crews are working to restore electricity to parts of Central Virginia left in the dark after Thursday’s night powerful storm system. At the height of the storm, more than 170,000 Dominion customers lost power.

As of 6 a.m. Saturday, 845,135 of Dominion’s customers in Central Virginia remained without power, according to the company’s website.

Richmond Metro / Tri-Cities — 84,135

  • Charles City — 9 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Chesterfield — 331 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Goochland — 4,553 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Hanover — 7,083 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Henrico — 56,746 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • New Kent — 948 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Petersburg — 75
  • Powhatan — 90 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Prince George — 1 — Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • Richmond City — 14,299 — Sunday at 11:00 pm

The power giant listed the “estimated time of restoration” as 11 p.m. on Sunday for all locales expect Petersburg.

As of 1 p.m. Friday, 151,227 of Dominion’s customers in Central Virginia remained without power, according to the company’s website.

The majority of the outages were located in Henrico County where 86,923 of 146,086 Dominion customers are without power and in Richmond where 31,058 of 106,896 Dominion customers were without power.

While Dominion has not yet provided an estimate on when power would be fully restored, the utility company said crews would work all day Friday and, in some cases, through the weekend to restore power.

Dominion urged Virginians to stay away from downed power lines and report them to 1-866-DOM-HELP.

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