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Henrico power outage delays Gayton Elementary opening

Posted at 7:06 AM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 07:09:16-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Nearly 1,000 Dominion Energy customers were left without power Thursday morning after a crash near Gayton Elementary School in Henrico’s West End.

The school is scheduled to open two-hours late Thursday due to the outage.

“There was a vehicle accident that knocked out power to the school and some of the surrounding neighborhoods,” a Henrico Schools spokesperson said. “A power crew is on the scene to make repairs, and the estimated restoration time appears to be between 9 a.m. and Noon.”

At one point overnight, more than 4,000 Dominion customers were without power in the area.

Details about the crash have not yet been released.

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