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Thousands of Dominion customers still without power after severe storms

Posted at 8:20 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 23:42:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of homes in Central Virginia are still without power Wednesday night after severe thunderstorms and lightning hit the area.

As of 11:35 p.m., Dominion Virginia Power reported more than 3,653 Richmond Metro/Tri-Cities customers were without power. A majority of the outages are in Chesterfield County and Hopewell.

Dominion is reporting the following outages:

  • Hopewell: 1,030
  • Chesterfield County: 1,830

At the peak of the outage, 11,200 Richmond Metro/Tri-Cities customers were without power.

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.