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Storm Leaves More Than 9,000 in Richmond Without Power

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - Out of the more than 89,000 customers in Virginia without electricity as a winter storm moves across the state, Dominion Virginia Power also reports more than 9,000 outages in the Richmond metro area, along with smaller outages in other areas it serves.

Keshia Taylor says she woke up late Sunday night to what sounded like an explosion in her backyard.

"[I] kind of heard the boom about 2, 2:30 this morning so I knew we were done for," she says. "We have been bundled up under covers, like a lot of covers, we had to light candles. "

Dominion crews worked nonstop around the state, getting power back up and running to Taylor's block within a couple of hours.

Until then residents bundled up, while some benefited from generators.

Ivy Nichols says she called Dominion immediately, then just went back to bed.

She says it's not the first time they've lost power around here but it's the first time she's remembered it being out this long.

"I've never experienced this because we very seldom have that around here," she says.

Residents say they expected this storm to be much worse and were actually happy to only be without power for just a few hours.


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