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Powhatan Power Outages Caused by Weather
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Power outage impacts over 500 customers in Chesterfield County | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
A power outage is impacting over 500 customers in the Harpers Mill area of Chesterfield County on Saturday morning.
Noon update: Dominion Energy is reporting 25,946 customers without power in Virginia as of midday Saturday.
Thousands without power in Virginia due to severe weather | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
With the arrival of stormy weather -- and the expected arrival of Post-tropical cyclone Ian from the South -- customers all across Virginia are experiencing power 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.
Nearly 400 Dominion Energy customers lost power in Chesterfield County Thursday | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
A power outage was reported in Chesterfield County Thursday night.
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.
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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.