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Thousands lose power in Richmond

Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 11:32:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 5,000 Dominion Energy customers lost power Monday morning, according to Dominion’s online outage map. By 11:30 a.m., all but 500 customers had power restored, a company spokesperson said.

Dominion said the outage happened when six circuits at the substation tripped.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus was among the places impacted by the outage.

“A power outage in the city of Richmond is impacting multiple VCU buildings downtown and on the Monroe Park Campus,” the university sent in an alert to students. “VCU Police patrol services are not affected; please call (804) 828-1234 or use the LiveSafe app to report emergencies.”

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