Richmond residents back in the dark due to downed trees, power lines

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Ice causes trees to fall after ice storm. (Photo: Dominion Energy)

Ice causes trees to fall after ice storm. (Photo: Dominion Energy)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Some residents in the Westover Hills neighborhood in Richmond are without power Friday after ice caused some damage from this week’s winter weather.

Ice accumulation is weighing down tree limbs, causing them to snap. Bringing down powerlines in the process, Dominion Energy said in a Facebook post.

Crews are on the scene assessing the damage and working quickly as possible to restore power to all customers.

As of 4:30 p.m., there about 2,500 people in the City of Richmond and the most nearby parts of Chesterfield and Henrico counties without power on the Dominion Energy Outage Map.

13 power outages were listed in the Westover Hills neighborhood at 4:30 p.m.

Just across the river in Carytown, workers with Dominion Energy worked to clear a large tree from the middle of the road in order to access downed power lines.

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