Dominion restores power to Peninsula customers


by Velma Scaife, 13News now

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 10:47 PM

UPDATE 3 p.m.: Since 5 a.m., there were just over 3700 homes and businesses that experienced outages at about 140 different locations. 

As of 3 p.m. Wendesday,  less than 100 customers are without power out of  822,000 customers in Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

Officials said there were some equipment problems, like failed transformers, downed wires and blown fuses due to the high stress from maximum levels of power usage and the extremely cold temperatures.

The outages were scattered, with the biggest issues in Gloucester, the Williamsburg area, Western Suffolk, Franklin and the Williamston, NC area.


WILLIAMSBURG -- Dominion Power crews have been working around the clock, but say less than 1 percent of their customers have been affected by the latest storm and cold weather.

In the last 24 hours, 2200 customers in Gloucester and 1100 in Williamsburg experienced an outage.  There have also been smaller pockets of trouble, officials said. 

Crews were in Hampton Thursday afternoon fixing a broken cross arm in the 1800 block of W. Pembroke Avenue that was affecting about 50 customers.
In the Williamsburg area, more than 300 customers were experiencing an outage in Lanexa, off Forge Road. 

In Gloucester, there were 170 customers out at 9 different locations, officials said.