VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Thousands of customers in Virginia Beach were without power Tuesday morning, including two schools.
Outages were reported in the Stumpy Lake, Orangewood and Thalia; Birdneck Road; Virginia Beach Boulevard and Newtown Road; Elbow and Princess Anne Road; and Dam Neck areas.
Janelle Hancock with Dominion Virginia Power told WAVY.com an animal caused thousands of customers to lose power in the Stumpy Lake area. According to Dominion’s Interactive Outage Map, more than 4,000 customers in the area were without power at some point.
Crews are slowly working to restore power at this time. Hancock said power would hopefully be restored by noon.
More than 2,000 customers, including Betty Williams Elementary and Bayside High schools, were without power in the Aragona area. Hancock said an issue with a substation at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Newtown Road caused the outage. Traffic lights were also reported to be out.
Power was restored to the schools by 8:45 a.m. The issue in the substation turned out to be another animal inside the equipment.
Dominion also reported a tree on a line causing an outage to more than 1,000 people in the Dam Neck area.
Across the city, all about 100 had power restored by 9 a.m.