Downtown Norfolk customers experience power outages

WAVY/Erin Kelly
WAVY/Erin Kelly

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — More than 1,000 residents and businesses in Downtown Norfolk experienced power outages Friday night.

Around 7:30 p.m., residents started telling they were without power, and Norfolk dispatchers confirmed the outage affected the Downtown area. By 8:20 p.m., Dominion Virginia Power’s outage map reported 1,109 customers without power and said the estimated restoration time would be between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.bute street

Around the same time, Norfolk SCOPE personnel told they experienced what they described as a surge, where power went out and then returned quickly.

A little after 9:30, Dominion’s outage map reported 142 customers were still without power, and the cause was still under investigation. Sometime before 11 p.m., the map showed no power outages in the area. has reached out to Dominion for more specifics about the outages, but has not received a reply, yet. Stay with 10 On Your Side online and on the air for updates as they become available.

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