CENTRAL VIRGINIA (WRIC) — Tropical Storm Elsa is out of our area, but the aftermath of the storm is still being felt.

Dominion Energy crews have been out working on restoring power for customers. Elsa knocked out power to around 60,000 Dominion Energy customers in total across Central and Eastern Virginia.

Dominion said that in the Richmond area, those outages are down to just over 700 as of 9:30 a.m. The majority of those outages were in the Chesterfield area.


Neighbors on Worsham Road in Chesterfield noticed the tree fell last night. The owner of the home closest said she was in her car when it happened and the power line sparked when the branch hit it.

She said it was fortunate the damage wasn’t worse.

Elsa impact
30 customers were without power in a neighborhood right in Bon Air (Photos: 8News Digital Reporter Tyler Thrasher)
Elsa impact
(Photos: 8News Digital Reporter Tyler Thrasher)


tree down!
Dominion Energy crews are on the scene of a power outage in Petersburg caused my a fallen tree. (Photo: 8News Reporter Autumn Childress)

Cleanup from last night’s storm in Petersburg continued throughout the afternoon.

70% of Petersburg roads were inaccessible last night, according to City Media Relations Liasion Joanne Williams. She added that 70% of city roads were not covered by water, but some of the flooding made main routes impassable and prevented people from reaching side streets.