At last check, just under 11-thousand customers are still without power in the Richmond metro area. Check the power outages in your area courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power here.
As of this Monday morning, just under 11-thousands Dominion Virginia Power customers in the Richmond metro area are still without power from last Thursday’s storm. Dominion power crews say large trees are the culprit and is taking the longest to clean up because they took down power lines along major streets in some areas. The greater the damage in an area, the longer it will take to get the power back on. Crews are overtime to restore power. In fact, some came in from the across the country and are working from 6 a.m. until midnight.
Strong winds wreaked havoc across Virginia last Thursday night. Dominion Virginia Power crews are working to restore service to almost a third of their Richmond area customers. Last Thursday’s storms left more than 170-thousand customers without service as strong winds knocked threes onto power lines. Power crews were dispatched to many areas where downed lines still had power but were arcing across he tree limbs and cars.
Now, authorities are trying to assess the damages from last Thursday’s wind storm. Tree and power lines were snapped by winds in access of 70 miles per hour last night. Police were dispatched to several scenes during the storm. Also, some areas reported flooded roads. At last check nobody was seriously injured.