Hundreds without power as strong storms move through Central Va.

Posted at 4:49 PM, Mar 01, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. – Hundreds of homes and businesses in Central Virginia are without power after a batch of strong and severe storms moved through the area Wednesday.

Dominion Virginia Power reports nearly 1,200 customers are without power, as of 6:45 p.m. A majority of the outages are located in Richmond, with 764 customers without power.

Dominion also reported 147 Chesterfield County customers without power.

There is no estimated restoration time at this time.

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

At the strength of the storm, more than 3,500 Central Virginia customers were without power.

As for the severe weather in the area:

“The severe weather risk has lowered quite a bit, but isolated storms could still be severe with strong wind gusts,” according to CBS 6 Meteorologist Mike Stone.

Another batch of showers and thunderstorms will move through Central Virginia Wednesday evening.

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 or by calling 1-866-366-4357.



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