UPDATE: — As of 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, 504 Dominion Energy customers in the Richmond region remain in the dark following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isiasis. According to the power company’s website, more than 530,000 customers have had their power restored.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield and New Kent counties remain the counties most impacted by power outages with 302 and 262 customers without lights, respectively.
About 124 Charles City County residents are also without power. That’s more than the 101 customers currently in the dark in Prince George County, according to the Dominion Energy.
Power restoration efforts will continue into the night. An official from Dominion told 8News Tuesday, that crews would work around-the-clock to repair power when it was safe to do so. The declaration came early Tuesday morning after storm damage closed roads and downed power lines, leaving more than 300,000 Virginians without electricity.
“We’re prepping for this to be a multi-day restoration event,” said Jeremy Slayton, a spokesperson with Dominion Energy.
The commonwealth’s southeast corner received the bulk of the damage. The area accounted for more than 80 percent of the outages as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. As of 11 p.m., more than 108,000 customers remain without power.
The Greater Richmond region and Northern Neck area also racked up significant totals. Slayton told 8News restoration crews would have to wait until flooding subsided to fix downed power lines – potentially causing delays for some customers.
“We can’t proceed with the work until it’s safe to do so, so we just ask that our customers be patient, our crews are working as hard, as fast and as safely as they can to make sure your power gets back on,” he said.
Slayton said those who remain in the dark should report the outages to Dominion Energy, using the company’s app, website
“If you see a downed line, assume it is energized and therefore dangerous,” Slayton added.
As of 11 p.m., a little more than 110,000 Virginians remain without power.
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