Separate power outages in Portsmouth Wednesday

Power outage at Churchland Academy in Portsmouth, Va. Nov. 26, 2014. ReportIt Photo.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – More than 1700 power customers in Portsmouth experienced outages Wednesday.

There were two incidents. The first was on Portsmouth Boulevard and Main Street. A cross-arm that holds the wires broke, according to Dominion Virginia Power. This impacted about 400 customers.

The second outage was a larger one, located at Greenbrook Drive and Cedar Lane. Janell Hancock with Dominion Virginia Power did not have a cause for this outage, but confirmed that it knocked out power to about 1300 customers. received a photo via which showed a dark cafeteria at Churchland Academy.

Power was restored in both areas within a couple hours.

Dominion Virginia Power Outage Map


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