Power Outage in Charlottesville, VA

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Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
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Charlottesville Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 4, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines were reported down along VA-600 Campbell Road near VA-686 Paddock Wood Road.

Burnleys - Burnleys
August 28, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines blew down on Greenleaf Lane.

Rio - Rio
August 13, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

A large tree blew down blocking the 800 block of VA-677 Old Ballard Road. A tree blew onto power lines in the 4200 block of Burton Road.

Red Hill - Red Hill
August 10, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Tree damage was reported just outside the northeastern side of the City of Charlottesville, including a tree that blew down onto power lines near the intersection of Pen Park Lane and Lochlyn Hill Lane.

Rio - Rio
July 22, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous trees were blown down in the 400 block of Old Lynchburg Road near I-64. A tree blew down onto a power line in the 200 block of Mobile Lane. A tree blew down across Old Lynchburg Road at Sunset Avenue.

Farmington - Farmington


August 16, 2007

A cold front moving through the region during the late afternoon and evening on August 16th combined with a moist and unstable air mass to produce numerous showers and thunderstorms across central and northern Virginia. Many of these storms became severe, producing large hail and damaging winds that downed trees and power lines.

August 9, 2007

A strong cold front combined with a humid and unstable air mass across the Mid Atlantic on August 9th. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed across western and northern Virginia during the late morning and spread east towards the Washington DC metro and into the northern Piedmont region during the early and mid afternoon. Several of these storms became severe, producing large hail and damaging winds that downed trees and power lines.

March 5, 2007

A strong cold front pushed south across the Mid Atlantic during the afternoon of March 5th. While there was no precipitation associated with the front, strong gusty winds affected the region during the afternoon of March 5th and even into March 6th. These strong winds downed trees and power lines across the region, causing several thousand power outages. |Low relative humidity, strong gusty winds and drying fuels lead to critical fire weather conditions on March 5th. Several small brush fires began when strong winds brought down power lines and transformers and produced sparks.|A trailer-mounted manufactured home briefly became airborne on Interstate 81 near Weyers Cave, VA., in Augusta County, before disintegrating along a hundred-yard stretch of guardrail. Sparks from the impact burned approximately one acre of grass. While emergency workers tended to the blaze, a 1,500 pound bale of hay blew off a farm truck and rolled across the interstate. No damage was caused by the bale of hay.|Strong winds brought down a tree on top of some power lines on Boyers Road in Harrisonburg, VA. A small grass fire started from the sparks. The power pole and transformed had to be replaced|Strong winds downed power lines throughout Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. Georgetown Road was closed at Hydraulic Road for most of the afternoon after a downed line caused a fire. About 3,300 customers lost power due to the strong winds.|Albemarle County Fire-Rescue Officers reported about a half-dozen fires were caused by downed power lines. No injuries were reported and many of the fires were quickly contained, however one farm building off Old Lynchburg Road burned.

February 22, 2007

A fast-moving cold front and strong upper level disturbance pushed across the Mid Atlantic during the late morning of February 23rd. Strong northwest winds behind the cold front gusted up to 50 mph. |Sporadic trees and power lines were downed throughout Albemarle County due to strong winds. Trees and power lines were downed in the City of Charlottesville.|A tree was downed outside of Port Republic, VA, in Augusta County. A wind gust of 63 mph was estimate in Free Union, VA.|A few trees were downed across a road in Madison, VA.|A Mesonet observing station in Wintergreen, VA, in Nelson County reported a measured wind gust of 63 mph.|Some small trees were downed due to high wind in Luray, VA, in Page County.|Roads were blocked by downed trees outside of Sperryville, VA, in Rappahannock County.

December 9, 2005

A major winter storm impacted the Mid-Atlantic Region on the 8th and 9th. A coastal low pressure storm developed off the southeast coast, meanwhile a strong upper-level storm moved from the Ohio Valley to the Eastern Great Lakes. All this combined to generate a swath of moderate to heavy snowfall across a portion of the area, with some accumulations of ice as well in the Central Shenandoah Valley, where there were some power disruptions. Storm total snowfall ranged between 4 to 9 inches across the heavy snow area, while ice storm accumulations ranged between two-tenths to half an inch of ice. 3 fatalities occurred (indirect) as a result of this storm in traffic related accidents, all occurring in Maryland.


Travel nightmare: Power outage at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

All roadways are now open and flights have resumed after a power outage at Barbara Jordan Terminal.

Sep 7, 2022

Less muggy conditions as cold front arrives in DC area following wet commute - WTOP News

It was a slick afternoon commute for many drivers Tuesday night as storms rumbled through the D.C. region. Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 30, 2022

Remembering the Charlottesville, Virginia rally: 5 years later

On August 12, 2017, James Alex Fields, drove through a group of people who were peacefully protesting a white supremacist "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia near the University of Virginia, killing 32-year old Heather Heyer and injuring more than a dozen others. President Donald Trump at the time condemned what he called an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

Aug 12, 2022

Power outages, downed trees as storms blitz DC region - WTOP News

A hot, humid Tuesday ended with severe thunderstorms across the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.

Jul 13, 2022

Power being restored across DC area after storms - WTOP News

Power is being restored to the area after thousands were left without electricity in the wake of thunderstorms that hit the D.C. area Saturday night.

Jul 3, 2022

Power outages, ‘catastrophic’ damage after Northern Va. storms - WTOP News

Thousands of power customers across Northern Virginia are waking up without electricity after severe storms swept the region.

Jun 23, 2022

Amherst County, Lynchburg area recovering from storm, power outages

Amherst County was hard hit with damage from storms the afternoon of June 17 that left thousands without power, according to the county’s chief public safety official and Appalachian Power

Jun 20, 2022

Dominion Energy working on projects to reduce outages, improve reliability Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

June started with thousands of people in the Charlottesville area losing electricity after storms blew through.

Jun 7, 2022

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No power at 246 Rookwood Drive in Ednam Forest (Charlottesville). Has been out for a couple hours.

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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.

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Charlottesville, Virginia

City Charlottesville
County Albemarle
State Virginia (VA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 22901, 22902, 22903, 22904, 22905, 22906, 22907, 22908, 22909, 22910

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