RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Over 52,000 Dominion Energy customers in Virginia are currently reporting outages Monday as crews continue their efforts to get electricity restored across the commonwealth.
In total over 120,000 customers are without power in the Commonwealth.
As of 1:30 p.m., over 20,000 Dominion Energy customers in the Richmond area reported not having power.
Dominion Energy has been on high alert since the ice storm swept through our area on Saturday. The electric company said crews are actively working to help resolve power outages quickly.
Here’s a list of total outages Dominion is reporting:
- Amelia County: 1,692
- Chesterfield County: 8,433
- Colonial Heights: 481
- Dinwiddie: 4,599
- Goochland: 1,679
- Hanover County: 290
- Henrico County: 1,005
- Hopewell: 100
- Louisa County: 33
- New Kent: 306
- Petersburg: 3,987
- Prince George County: 1,033
- City of Richmond: 1,876
Audrey Cannon, Dominion Energy representative, told 8News on Friday that wet snow and heavy ice can weigh down power lines causing outages.
“Especially if it’s down on the ground, always assume that it’s energized and dangerous, it could be deadly,” Cannon said. “So, if you see a downed powerline, make sure that you stay at least 30 feet away. Make sure that your kids, and pets and neighbors stay away and give us a call right away.”
If you are experiencing outages, please report them to Dominion Energy here.
Southside Electric Cooperative
As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, Southside Electric Cooperative is reporting 620 outages with 43,827 members affected and 40,036 without power.
There are 3,333 customers from Amelia County and 2,413 in Chesterfield without power. Lunenburg County is reporting 3,737 and 3,283 in Nottoway County without power.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is reporting 2,153 customer outages as of 2 p.m.
REC said they have restored power to more than 18,000 members.
“While some of those outages affect only a few residents, the repairs needed to restore each of the outages can sometimes take several hours. For instance, today crews will begin the lengthy process to replace over 30 broken poles, as well as making repairs to cross-arms, transformers, and fuses just to get power back on for a few member-owners at a time,” REC said in a release.
REC said as they continue making repairs some outages could display on the website as restored. If that the case, then members will need to report the outage again.
Check the status of your outage or report power outages at myrec.coop/out.
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is reporting that 19 customers are without power, as of 2 p.m.