Dominion explains weekend power outages

Hampton, Va. (WAVY) — More than 2,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers lost power early Saturday morning because of a car crash.

A spokesperson for the power company said a car hit a power pole just before 2:00 a.m. on Armistead Avenue, near the Coliseum.

Because of the crash, crews have to replace it, which takes several hours. By about 5:00 a.m., the company routed electricity to about 1800 people.

The remaining customers will not have power until the pole is replaced.

Hampton dispatchers say the crash involved one car, and no one was hurt.

In Middlesex County, about 1400 people may spend nearly 24 hours without power because a transformer went bad Saturday afternoon in Deltaville.

Crews were installing the new transformer early Saturday morning. A spokesman said once it was installed, power would be restored to groups of about 200 people at a time so as not to overwhelm it.

Everyone’s power should be back on by early afternoon.

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