Storms cause power outages

By Nicole Bell - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – We continue to follow breaking news this morning on the outages across our area due to the overnight storms.

The number of people without power has dropped considerably within the last couple of hours.

Right now, about 1,670 homes are without power in the Richmond-Metro Tri-Cities area. At the height of the storm some 6,000 homes were knocked off line.

Dominion says the outages began around 1 a.m. this morning. There are crews out working right now to get the lights back on for folks.

So the big question is, when will power be restored to everyone? Dominion says there is no restoration time just yet and that crews are working quickly.

We're also told that more crews will be sent out to help get everyone back on line as the morning progresses.

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