Second ice storm in less than a week leaves 24,000+ without power

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 13:10:38-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Thousands of Virginians were without power as they braced for the second ice storm to hit the Commonwealth in less than a week.

Most of the citizens without electricity are Southside Electric Cooperative customers in Dinwiddie County -- who have been without power since the first ice storm last weekend.

Crews with Dominion Energy are also still working to restore power to a few of their customers in the Southside that remain without it. The company said their priority was restoring those customers before working on the outages that come from Thursday's storm.

Dominion brought in more than 6,000 crews and over 850 bucket trucks from 12 different states, on top of their own crews to prepare for Thursday's storm.

Dominion Energy

A few outages were reported across cities and counties in Central Virginia on Friday around 1 p.m.

  • Chesterfield -- 3,806
  • Dinwiddie -- 489
  • Hanover -- 673
  • Henrico -- 610
  • Richmond -- 4,003

More than 550 Dominion customers were without power in Southside Virginia and over 800 in the Northern Neck.

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative

According to the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative outage map, crews are working to restore power to 15 customers as of 1 p.m. Friday.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

144 customers with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative were without power as of 1 p.m. Friday. -- most in King William County.

Southside Electric Cooperative

Over 22,300 customers with Southside Electric were still without power as of 1 p.m. on Friday. -- most of which are in Dinwiddie County that are still waiting for power to be restored from the ice storm last weekend.

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