Crash knocks out power to thousands in Chesapeake


CHESAPEAKE, VA. (WAVY) – A crash caused more than 2,500 customers to lose power in the Great Bridge area Monday, including the municipal center.

Bonita Harris with Dominion Virginia Power said the crash occurred around 9:45 a.m. near Battlefield Boulevard and Welch Lane. City Hall, courts, jail, 911 center and school administration building were affected in the outage.

Power was restored to 1,722 customers by 10:30 a.m. The rest had power back on by 1:30 p.m.

Further information was not immediately available.

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