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.