More than 46,000 Dominion customers without power due to storms

More than 46,000 Dominion customers without power due to storms

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - More than 46,000 are still without power after strong storms rolled through the Richmond Metro area, Dominion Virginia Power reports.

The number was over 71,000 at one point Tuesday evening. That number has dropped as crews work late into the night.

Some traffic lights are also out. Remember to treat these as 4-way stops. According to the Virginia Driver's Manual:

  • When two vehicles from different directions arrive at an intersection at different times, the vehicle that arrives first goes first.
  • When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at an intersection with no signs or signals, the driver on the left must allow the driver on the right to go first.
  • If the traffic lights at an intersection are not working, all vehicles coming to the intersection must stop. The driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
  • Drivers entering any intersection or traffic circle must yield to traffic already in it.

The online outage tracker shows more than 16,000 customers out in Richmond, 21,000 in Chesterfield and 5,300 in Henrico.

Bon Air, Winterpock and Varina, along with their surrounding neighborhoods, appear to have the largest concentration of outages.

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