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Dominion Energy restores power to thousands of customers after Virginia widespread outages | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
Heavy wind and rain hit Virginia on Friday, leading to thousands of power outages across the state. As of Saturday morning, Dominion energy has restored power to thousands of customers, and crews are still working on active outages.
Storm causes traffic delays, crashes, power outages for thousands | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
An evening storm Sunday night with strong winds caused problems on area roads for drivers and also residents at home.
Boom crane crashes into power lines in Chesterfield County, causing outage | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
Chesterfield County Police officers are on scene of a crane crash that is causing a small power outage.
Clover Hill High School closed Tuesday due to power outage | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield County is closed Tuesday due to a power outage, according to Dominion Energy.
Downed tree causes power outage, road closure in Petersburg | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
Dominion Energy's outage map shows around 315 households in the area without power as of Sunday at 7:20 a.m., the estimated time of restoration is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Squirrel caused more than 10,000 homes, businesses to lose power in Virginia | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
More than 10,000 people lost power Wednesday morning in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation, Dominion Energy says.
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.
Roads closed during Hopewell traffic signal project finishing touches | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
As the City of Hopewell enters the final phase of its $1.5 million traffic signal project, a segment of Colonial Corner Drive near Woodlawn Street and Oaklawn Boulevard will be closed on Tuesday.
Number of power outages near Pony Pasture reduced to 10 | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
According to Dominion Energy, the outage is concentrated in the Willow Oaks and Westlake Hills neighborhoods, just south of Pony Pasture. An estimated 1849 households in the area are currently without power.
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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.