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Axton Power Outages Caused by Weather
Residents in the 500 block of Mulberry Road and adjoining streets were without power Saturday night when a vehicle ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
A heavy snow coupled with high winds caused widespread power outages throughout the region on Monday, and on Tuesday utility crews were still assessing the damage.
UPDATE: Danville Utilities restores power to Brosville, Axton customers previously out due to morning crash | WFXRtv Open Navigation Close Navigation
UPDATE 9:00 p.m.: Power has been restored to those customers previously out. DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — More than 1,000 Danville Utilities customers around Southside Virginia are without power Tuesday after a crash damaged an electric pole along Route 58. Danville Utilities says a car crash along Route 58 West in the Brosville and Axton communities […]
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.