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Power outages down to the hundreds in Central VA

Published: Jun. 21, 2016 at 10:09 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 8:19 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Despite nearly all of Dominion's customers having had their power restored after Thursday's severe storms ripped through Central Virginia, some customers will remain in the dark on Tuesday.

As of 1 p.m., more than 200 customers were without power in Henrico; another 114 customers were without power in Richmond.

At the peak of the storm last week, about 200,000 Dominion customers were without power.

It's taking crews a little longer to get the power back on to all customers because of the extent of the damage after trees fell on power lines, houses, streets and vehicles.

"There is a lot more damage than we anticipated," Ed Baine with Virginia Dominion Power said Monday.

Baine says entire sets of poles are being replaced and some power infrastructure has to be rebuilt.

"There will be some homes that we will not be able to restore today until the customer makes repairs to safely allow us to energize their homes," Dominion said in a news release on Tuesday. "We encourage these customers to work with licensed professionals and the county to complete this work."

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