Dominion Power: System performed well during storm

Dominion Groundman Dylan Taylor working to restore power in Portsmouth
Dominion Groundman Dylan Taylor working to restore power in Portsmouth

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Dominion Virginia Power says its electrical system performed very well during the winter storm this week.

Media Community Relations Manager Bonita Billingsley Harris told WAVY.com the company did have some equipment problems Thursday, like failed transformers, downed wires, and blown fuses. But considering the high stress from maximum levels of power usage and extremely cold temperatures, Harris says the system handled the last few days well.

Dominion crew working to re-string wire on Sedley Road in Sedley, outside of Franklin
Dominion crew working to re-string wire on Sedley Road in Sedley, outside of Franklin

“Today, since this morning at 5 a.m., we’ve had just over 3,700 homes and businesses that have experienced outages at about 140 different locations,” she said. “As of 3 p.m., we have about 60 customers without power out of 822,000 customers in Hampton Roads and North Carolina.”

Dominion Power says the outages were scattered, with the biggest issues in Gloucester, the Williamsburg area, Western Suffolk, Franklin and Williamston, North Carolina area.

Harris added Dominion had plenty of resources and crews to respond in a timely fashion.

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