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Surry nuclear plant shuts down after tornado

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The nuclear power plant in Surry County shut down after getting hit by a tornado. Dominion Virginia Power said the tornado shut down power to the plant.

That power is back on this afternoon. 

The storm damaged a switchyard near nuclear unit but didn't hit the actual generators. Dominion says the units are safe and were safe during the storm.

Back-up diesel generators are being used to help with the electrical supply.

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