Faulty circuit knocks out power to thousands in Hampton

Faulty circuit knocks out power to thousands  in Hampton

Faulty circuit knocks out power to thousands in Hampton

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by 13 News

WVEC.com

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 11:30 PM

HAMPTON-- Dominion Virginia Power has determined the cause of the circuit failure in Hampton that occurred Monday night. 

A spokesperson for the utility said a broken cross arm in the 4000 block of Threechopt Road  caused the outage and would be replaced. 

The outage affected about 4600 customers including Thomas Nelson Community College and two nursing homes.

By 9:30 p.m., power was restored to all but 670 customers.  It was estimated the rest would be restored by midnight.

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