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Henrico Residents Deal with Power Outages During Storm

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HENRICO (WRIC) - When Sunday's ice storm came through Central Virginia, it didn't seem as if it was going to be too bad. But when people went to bed and woke up Monday morning, it was another story.

Many woke up to no power and as it got dark, the only light Jason Walker had came from a generator.

"I'm just trying to spread the light around as much as possible," he says.

After the rain and little bit of snow and sleet moved out, only about 2,700 people lost power in the area on Sunday.

But when the temperatures dropped overnight, things froze over and power lines snapped, which left leaving 11,000 people in the dark.

"[I was] just finding more blankets right beside the bed to try to cover up," Walker says. "[I] didn't want to get out of bed because I knew what was going on."

8News cameras were rolling when Dominion Virginia Power showed up and also saw when the lights came back on.

Dominion had crews fanned out all over the state today, trying to get power back on, especially in Northern Virginia, who were the hardest hit.


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