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Halloween storm knocks out power to nearly 13,000

Halloween storm knocks out power to nearly 13,000
Posted at 9:47 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 23:41:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Nearly 13,000 Dominion Energy customers lost power when strong thunderstorms moved through the metro-Richmond area Halloween night.

Here's a list of outages by locale as of just before midnight Thursday:

  • Charles City -- 546
  • Chesterfield -- 4,433
  • Colonial Heights -- 127
  • Dinwiddie -- 45
  • Goochland -- 12
  • Hanover -- 356
  • Henrico -- 1,101
  • Hopewell -- 27
  • New Kent -- 36
  • Petersburg -- 2,302
  • Powhatan -- 193
  • Prince George -- 179
  • Richmond City -- 3,579

The vast majority of the outages were located in western Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Richmond and Petersburg.

Additionally, nearly 25,000 customers were without power in northern Virginia as were more than 11,000 customers in the Shenandoah Valley.

"Once weather conditions allow our crews will work 24/7 until everyone's power is back on," a Dominion spokesperson wrote on Twitter. "You can follow the restoration progress and track your specific address here."

To report an outage, call 1-866-366-4357.