Tripped circuit causes power outage throughout Williamsburg

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Power outage in Williamsburg at of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy Dominion outage map)
Power outage in Williamsburg as of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy Dominion outage map)

Update 1:12 p.m.: All but 247 customers are currently without power, according to Bonita Harris, a spokesperson for Dominion Power. Tuesday morning’s outage was caused by a downed wire and a underground switch malfunction, Harris said. Starting around 9 a.m. power was restored to parts of Williamsburg, but full power will not be restored until 2 p.m. Only four Williamsburg customers are expected to remain without power past 2 p.m.

Update 11:35 a.m.: Power has been restored to all but 604 customers, according to Dominion’s outage map. Dominion’s website lists a circuit malfunction and downed power line as the reason for the outage. 

A tripped circuit caused outages throughout Williamsburg Tuesday morning.

As of 8:45 a.m., 3,058 customers were without power following a circuit malfunction, according to Dominion Power’s outage map.

According to Bonita Harris, a spokesperson for Dominion Power, the Waller Mill area lost power around 7:27 a.m., initially affecting 2,813 customer. The outage also affected 360 customers in the central area of the City.

Dominion lists the time of full power restoration as occurring between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“We have a crew currently responding to it and we’ll know more soon,” Harris said.