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SEC workers restore power to 2,000 additional residents overnight

There were more than 48,000 without power in the wake of the ice storms, but Saturday that...
There were more than 48,000 without power in the wake of the ice storms, but Saturday that number has improved to 19,000 homes. Southside Electric CEO Jeff Edwards warns power for some may still be a week away.(NBC12)
Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 10:53 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Southside Electric Cooperative announced power has been restored to an additional 2,000 residents overnight.

As of Feb. 23, approximately 6,981 members remain with power, which is down from a high of 48,000 outages.

On Feb. 22, more than 900 personnel were in the field including electric cooperative lineworkers from co-ops in:

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Indiana
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Some outages continue to remain in Dinwiddie, Lunenberg and Nottoway Counties.

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