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Dominion Power Preps for Cold

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - Mary McCracken is prepared to keep the frigid cold out of her home.

"We've closed all of our vents so we hopefully don't have anything frozen.  We keep the cabinets open where the sinks are," she says.

And she's not the only one preparing - so is Dominion Power.

David Vanderbloeman with Dominion Power's Emergency Preparedness Center says they're not expecting widespread problems, but they are ready just in case.

"We've already taken steps to make sure we have plenty of transformers, connectors, that type of thing that may fail in this cold weather," he says.

They're fully staffed and folks are on stand-by if needed.

Electricity use is expected to reach a record-high tomorrow, but dominion says they have enough power for the demand.

However, Vanderbloeman offers some energy-saving tips for those looking to keep their monthly bill low.

"In the daytime, open your shades and curtains up. Let that sunlight come in and have that solar heating. But when it gets dusk and dark close those shades and curtains to allow that heat to stay inside."

If you do lose power for some reason, make sure you alert Dominion Power at 866-DOM-HELP.


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