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Severe storms knockout power to thousands; topple trees

Posted at 11:08 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 07:31:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of homes in Central Virginia lost power after severe thunderstorms and lightning hit the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Dominion Virginia Power reported more than 26,000 customers in Central Virginia lost power during the height of the storm.

Most of the outages were in Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover.

As of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than 10,000 Dominion customers remained powerless.

Dominion Virginia Power Update

For more information and updates on Dominion outages and restoration times click here.

Downed power lines

Stay away from all downed trees and downed wires. You can’t tell if a power line is energized by looking. If the power line is energized, the tree may be energized too. Call 1-866-DOM-HELP to report downed wire. False reporting delays restoration and can put people in harm’s way, so please only report downed wire if you see it.

Report outages on any mobile device at dom.com or by calling 1-866-366-4357.