Severe storms cause power outages in Central Virginia

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Strong to severe thunderstorms have started moving through Central Virginia and are expecting to continue until around 10 p.m. tonight.

Dominion Energy customers are starting to lose power especially in Chesterfield County and in the Tri-cities.

9:30 p.m.

The most power outages continue to be concentrated in southern Chesterfield County nearing Virginia State University and Colonial Heights. There are still at least 1,000 customers without power in the area.

Richmond outages remain in the hundreds.

Most customers in Eastern Henrico have had their power restored. In Western Henrico around 200 customers remain without power.

8:30 p.m.

Over 1,500 customers are still without power along I-95 and Route 301 in the southern part of Chesterfield County.

A couple hundred outages are still scattered around the City of Richmond.

Outages in Eastern Henrico have significantly decreased with less than 100 customers out of power in the area.

About 500 reported outages are listed in Hopewell.

6:00 p.m.

Small outages increased in the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County on Thursday evening.

Near the Metro Richmond Zoo in Skinquarter there were over 1,700 customers reported to be without power.

Outages in Richmond remain in the hundreds but further south in Chesterfield and Hopewell there are at least 3,000 customers experiencing outages.

4:30 p.m.

Outages persist in the south eastern art of Chesterfield County.

In eastern Henrico County there are close to 3,500 customers without power.

Other smaller outages are popping out in South Richmond, North Chesterfield and Sandston.

4:00 p.m.

There are currently 2,715 customers without power near the Appomattox River and the City of Hopewell. Over 600 more customers have no power near Elizabeth Scott Elementary School and Elizabeth Davis Middle School.

In Chesterfield County there are over 500 customers experiencing outages in the Woodlawn area near Swift Creek. Near the Windsor Hills area, around 430 more are without power. Other small outages are scattered around both of those areas as well.

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