Dominion: ‘Top 5 worst winter storms’, leaves thousands without power in Virginia

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — With winter weather, often comes power outages. Here’s the most up-to-date information on power outages in your area.

Dominion Power

Customers served by Dominion have been without power since Monday as a result of heavy snow throughout Central and Northern Virginia. In addition to Chesterfield County where outages have increased throughout the day, the highest concentrations of outages are in the rural counties West of Richmond, including Louisa, Goochland and Cumberland counties.

Dominion said they have restored power to over 250,000 Virginians in the last 24 hours. They have categorized the storm as one of the top five worst winter storms in their history, with over 390,000 customers losing power at some point.

The latest update from Dominion Energy as of 11 a.m. Wednesday morning shows 80,669 customers without power in Dominion Energy’s service area.

  • Louisa County – 4,235 customers
  • Goochland County – 3,972 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 5,209 customers
  • Powhatan County – 61 customers
  • City of Richmond – 114 customers
  • Henrico County – 67 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 24 customers

As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5:

  • Louisa County – 4,236 customers
  • Goochland County – 4,058 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 5,209 customers
  • Hanover County – 3 customers
  • Powhatan County – 65 customers
  • Amelia County – 1
  • City of Richmond – 72 customers
  • Henrico County – 67 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 13 customers

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4:

  • Louisa County – 4,239 customers
  • Goochland County – 4,425 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 7.498 customers
  • Hanover County – 133 customers
  • Powhatan County – 323 customers
  • Amelia County – 1
  • City of Richmond – 289 customers
  • Henrico County – 137 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 156 customers

As of 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4:

  • Louisa County – 4,129 customers
  • Goochland County – 4,507 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 7.285 customers
  • Hanover County – 164 customers
  • Powhatan County – 299 customers
  • Amelia County – 1
  • City of Richmond – 285 customers
  • Henrico County – 196 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 168 customers

As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4:

  • Louisa County – 4,288 customers
  • Goochland County – 4,738 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 9,019 customers
  • Hanover County – 165 customers
  • Powhatan County – 333 customers
  • City of Richmond – 459 customers
  • Henrico County – 288 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 175 customers

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, there were 128,882 customers without power in Dominion Energy’s service area.

  • Louisa County – 4,289 customers
  • Goochland County – 5,035 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 9,497 customers
  • Hanover County – 263 customers
  • Powhatan County – 1,132 customers
  • Amelia County – 12 customers
  • City of Richmond – 549 customers
  • Henrico County – 665 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 788 customers

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, there were 132,397 customers without power in Dominion Energy’s service area.

  • Louisa County – 4,330 customers
  • Goochland County – 5,191 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 9,066 customers
  • Hanover County – 271 customers
  • Powhatan County – 695 customers
  • Amelia County – 479 customers
  • City of Richmond – 561 customers
  • Henrico County – 822 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 741 customers

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, there were 135,282 customers without power in Dominion Energy’s service area.

  • Louisa County – 4,330 customers
  • Goochland County – 5,583 customers
  • Spotsylvania County – 9,256 customers
  • Hanover County – 265 customers
  • Powhatan County – 827 customers
  • Amelia County – 503 customers
  • City of Richmond – 447 customers
  • Henrico County – 829 customers
  • Chesterfield County – 192 customers

If you’re a Dominion customer and you’ve lost power, you can report the outage online or call (866) 366-4357. You can view a map of outages online.

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative (NNEC) said that many of their customers have been without power in their service area since Monday, with the majority occurring in Westmoreland and King George counties.

At 11:10 A.M. Wednesday, Jan. 5, there were 2,289 customers without power.

  • King George – 1,300 (45.2% of customers)
  • Stafford – 692 (73.4% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 209 (3.4% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 77 (3.3% of customers)

At 7:55 A.M. Wednesday, Jan. 5, there were 2,356 customers without power.

  • King George – 1,300 (44.9% of customers)
  • Stafford – 692 (73.4% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 282 (4.6% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 77 (3.3% of customers)

At 7:06 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 2,668 customers without power.

  • King George – 1,300 (46.2% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 305 (5% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 78 (3.4% of customers)

At 5:56 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 3,070 customers without power.

  • King George – 1,700 (57.6% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 337 (5.5% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 115 (5 % of customers)

At 4:17 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 3,367 customers without power.

  • King George – 1,700 (58.9% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 589 (9.7% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 118 (5.1% of customers)

At 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 3,968 customers without power.

  • King George – 1,800 (62.9% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 1,000 (17.5% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 115 (5.0% of customers)

At 11:51 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 4,403 customers without power.

  • King George – 2.7 thousand (92.2% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100% of customers)
  • Westmoreland – 655 (10.8% of customers)
  • Richmond County – 101 (4.4% of customers)

As of 10:50 p.m. Monday, there were 3,882 customers without power.

  • King George – 2,100 (71.1% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100%)
  • Westmoreland – 610 (10%)
  • Richmond County – 88 (3.8%)

As of 7:59 p.m. Monday, there were 8,440 customers without power.

  • King George – 2,700 (92% of customers)
  • Stafford – 943 (100%)
  • Westmoreland – 4,000 (67%)
  • Richmond County – 427 (19%)

Residents in King George County who are without power can visit the heat shelter at the Citizens Center. Call 540-775-8950 for more information about the shelter. Drinking water containers can be filled at the King George fire station.

NNEC said on their Facebook page at 5:10 p.m. that there are at least 30 separate outage events being caused by trees and limbs due to the winter weather. The company said 16 mutual aid crews on their way from other electric cooperatives on the East Coast, and will likely arrive Tuesday morning to assist in restoring service.

The Northern Neck Electric Cooperative said that outages will most likely continue to occur throughout Monday, and that full restoration of power could be Tuesday for some people. If you’re an NNEC customer and you’ve lost power, you can report the outage by calling (866) 663-2688. You can view a map of outages online.

Southside Electric Cooperative

Southside Electric Cooperative, which serves counties between Petersburg and the border with North Carolina, reports many of the households they serve have been without power since Monday. The largest outages were concentrated along the northern edge of their service area.

At 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, there were 3,644 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 2,000 (30.9%)
  • Bedford – 499 (5.4%)
  • Campbell – 163 (3.4%)
  • Cumberland – 475 (33.8%)
  • Amelia – 294 – (6.2%)
  • Prince Edward – 13 (0.3%)

At 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, there were 4,429 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 2,200 (34.0%)
  • Bedford – 780 (8.5%)
  • Campbell – 197 (4.1%)
  • Cumberland – 508 (36.1%)
  • Amelia – 443 – (9.3%)
  • Prince Edward – 15 (0.4%)

At 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 5,506 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 2,600 (38.7%)
  • Bedford – 952 (10.4%)
  • Campbell – 202 (4.2%)
  • Cumberland – 639 (45.5%)
  • Amelia – 928 (19.6%)
  • Prince Edward – 14 (0.4%)

At 5:58 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 6,176 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 2,500 (38.3%)
  • Bedford – 1,300 (14.2%)
  • Campbell – 205 (4.3%)
  • Cumberland – 647 (46 %)
  • Amelia – 954 (20.1%)
  • Prince Edward – 21 (0.5%)

At 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 7,851 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 2,600 (39%)
  • Bedford – 1,400 (15%)
  • Cumberland – 643 (45.7%)
  • Amelia – 1,100 (23%)
  • Prince Edward – 99 (2.6%)

At 2:43 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 7,851 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 3,200 (48.8%)
  • Bedford – 1,900 (20.2%)
  • Campbell – 243 (5.0%)
  • Cumberland – 673 (47.8%)
  • Amelia – 1,300 (26.8%)
  • Prince Edward – 166 (4.3%)

At 11:53 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 9,330 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 3,900 (58.5%)
  • Bedford – 1,800 (19.2%)
  • Campbell – 302 (6.3%)
  • Cumberland – 808 (57.4%)
  • Amelia – 1,800 (38.1%)
  • Prince Edward – 239 (6.2%)

As of 11 p.m. on Monday there were 12,481 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 4,200 (64.3%)
  • Bedford – 3,000 (33%)
  • Campbell – 941 (19.5%)
  • Cumberland – 992 (70.5%)
  • Amelia – 1,900 (39.9%)
  • Prince Edward – 369 (9.6%)

As of 8 p.m. on Monday there were 11,947 customers without power.

  • Powhatan – 3,900 (59%)
  • Bedford – 3,000 (33%)
  • Campbell – 937 (19%)
  • Cumberland – 999 (71%)
  • Amelia – 1,700 (35%)
  • Prince Edward – 363 (9.5%)

If you’re an SEC customer and you’ve lost power, you can report the outage by calling (866) 878-5514. You can view a map of outages online.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), which serves the Fredericksburg area and other counties North of Richmond, reported that many of their customers have been without power since Monday.

At: 11:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, there were 59,445 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 5,062 (62.72%)
  • Goochland – 744 (89.32%)
  • Louisa – 11,368 (89.59%)
  • Spotsylvania – 14,565 (54.8%)

At: 8:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, there were 63,397 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 5,033 (62.36%)
  • Goochland – 744 (89.32%)
  • Louisa – 11,998 (94.55%)
  • Spotsylvania – 14,682 (55.31%)

At: 7:11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 67,855 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 5,617 (69.59%)
  • Goochland – 738 (88.6%)
  • Louisa – 12,174 (95.94%)
  • Spotsylvania – 16,320 (61.49%)

At 6:06 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 68,256 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 5,790 (71.74%)
  • Goochland – 738 (88.6%)
  • Louisa – 12,300 (96.93%)
  • Spotsylvania – 16,424 (61.88%)

At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 70,659 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 6,144 (76,12%)
  • Goochland – 738 (88.6%)
  • Louisa – 12,411 (97.81%)
  • Spotsylvania – 17,562 (66.16%)

At 2:56 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 72,521 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 6,037 (74.8%)
  • Goochland – 738 (88.6%)
  • Louisa – 12,263 (96.64%)
  • Spotsylvania – 17,543 (66.25%)

At 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, there were 71,316 customers without power.

  • Hanover – 6,324 (78.35%)
  • Goochland – 737 (88.48%)
  • Louisa – 12,258 (96.6%)
  • Spotsylvania – 17,459 (65.78%)

As of 11 p.m. Monday night there were 80,612 members without power, a slight drop from earlier in the evening.

  • Hanover – 6,324 (78.35%)
  • Goochland – 732 (87.88%)
  • Louisa – 12,164 (95.86%)
  • Spotsylvania – 19,948 (75.15%)

As of 8:04 p.m. Monday night there were 82,261 members without power. 

  • Hanover – 6,290 (78%)
  • Goochland – 714 (86%)
  • Louisa – 12,030 (95%)
  • Spotsylvania – 20,401 (77%)

In a press release, the REC said it might take multiple days for power to be fully restored, as crews work to repair damage cause by heavy snow and high winds. Those crews will include mutual aid crews from other electric cooperatives across the United States.

As overnight freezing temperatures approach, they wrote, “REC urges member-owners to seek shelter or make alternative arrangements as they are able.”

If you’re a REC customer and you’ve lost power, you can report the outage by calling (800) 552-3904. You can view a map of outages online.

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