Car accident knocks out power to thousands in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A car accident knocked out power to more than 2,000 customers in Newport News Friday, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

The single vehicle accident happened at 12:18 p.m. and impacted 2,171 customers.

A Dominion spokesperson said crews hope to have the majority of the outages restored by 3 p.m., although a couple hundred people, in the Hidewood area, will remain without power until the switch can be replaced. She said that could take several hours.

Stay with WAVY-TV 10 for the latest updates.