Monday, October 3, 2022

Thousands without power following storms in Hampton Roads

A downed tree in Newport News. (Megan Shinn, 13NewsNow)
A downed tree in Newport News. (Megan Shinn, 13NewsNow)

Update 10:40 a.m.: Dominion Power is still working to restore power to a number of homes in Hampton Roads, said spokesman Jeremy Slayton. Here are the current outage numbers:

  • Williamsburg, 4,000
  • Hampton, 3,000
  • Newport News, 2,146
  • Virginia Beach, 570

Power at Christopher Newport University was restored at approximately 10:37 a.m., according to a news release from the university.

Slayton said there is no current estimate on when power is expected to be restored. An estimate will be made in the afternoon or early evening Monday.

ORIGINAL STORY: A line of thunderstorms went through Hampton Roads overnight, causing downed trees and power lines.

Thousands of Dominion Energy customers lost power. Around 7:22 a.m. Monday, more than 20,000 customers were without power. About 24,000 customers were without power earlier in the morning, according to the Dominion Energy outage map.

More than 8,500 outages are still reported in Newport News; more than 3,300 customers in Virginia Beach reported power outages, and about 1,100 are without power in York County.

A spokesman with Dominion Energy said the majority of outages are caused by downed trees and branches. He said there isn’t an estimate, at this time, when all power will be restored. Crews are still working to assess the damage.

Click here to view Dominion Energy’s power outage map or to report an outage.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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