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(Courtesy Dominion Power)
(Courtesy Dominion Power)

The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has left thousands without power throughout the Historic Triangle.

According to Dominion’s regional outage map, there are currently 1,845 customers without power in the City of Williamsburg, 10,490 customers without power in James City County and 3,974 customers without power in York County.

According to Eric Stone, spokesman for the City of Williamsburg Fire Department, one outage was caused by a large tree falling across power lines near the intersection of Berkeley Lane and Mill Neck Road. The downed tree knocked out power to the surrounding area.

Stone says the 500 Block of Strawberry Plains Road will remain closed until the power lines have been repaired, which could take up to four hours.

For updates on power restoration to specific areas of the Historic Triangle, visit Dominion’s outage map and select “zoom in” to view specific projects and their estimated completion times.

According to Stone, the City of Williamsburg Fire Department is in constant contact with Dominion Power for updates, but customers should prepare for a multi-day restoration.

The Fire Department reminds residents to stay away from downed power lines. All power outages should be reported to Dominion Power by calling 866-366-4357.