Big uptick in power outages in Richmond area after winter storm

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CENTRAL VIRGINIA (WRIC) — Residents in Virginia are feeling the impacts of Thursday’s winter storm. Many have been left without power and reporting outages this morning.

In total, the state is reporting 39,140 outages. Electrical crews are actively working to resolve power issues — some customers are still dealing with the effects of last weekend’s storm.

Dominion Energy

As of 1:30 p.m., Dominion Energy is reporting that 15,243 customers are without power. In our area, Richmond and Chesterfield are reporting the most outages.

Here’s a list of total outages Dominion is reporting:

  • Amelia County: 32
  • Chesterfield County: 3,638
  • Dinwiddie: 477
  • Hanover County: 436
  • Henrico County: 610
  • City of Richmond: 5,481

Samantha Moore from Dominion Energy said they were cautiously optimistic yesterday, but as freezing rain continued to fall, they were expecting to see an increase in outages today.

At this time, Dominion said there is no timeframe for getting lights back on. Crews have to access the damage and then begin working when it is safe.

If you are experiencing power issues, please report them to Dominion Energy here.

Southside Electric Cooperative

As of 1

:23 p.m., Southside Electric Cooperative is reporting that 22,397 of its 52,637 reported customers are without power.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is reporting 144 customer outages as of 1:23 p.m.

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is reporting that 17 customers are without power, as of 1:23 p.m.

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