Dominion: Power restored to all but 900 affected by Hurricane Matthew

(Photo: DomVAPower/Twitter)
(Photo: DomVAPower/Twitter)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Dominion Virginia Power says it hopes to have all outages from Hurricane Matthew restored by Thursday night.

Officials with Dominion Power said early Thursday that power has been restored to all but 900 of the more than 470,000 affected by the storm. Most of the remaining outages are in the Outer Banks and parts of Virginia Beach.

In a Wednesday morning update, Dominion reported that a total of 11,993 customers were still without power. That number had been lowered by more than 400 before midday Wednesday.

Dominion spokesperson Bontia Harris said Wednesday that customers will be able check individual estimated restoration times on their accounts today.

Nearly half of the customers still in the dark Wednesday were in the Virginia Beach area, 4,000 were powerless in North Carolina and 1,200 were in Norfolk.

Work to restore power in Virginia Beach still underway

Residents in the Bay Colony area of Virginia Beach have been without power for more than four days. Dominion says more than 100 trees fell in that neighborhood during the storm.

Dominion says all storm-related work requests will have estimated times of restoration on Wednesday. All power outages from Matthew are expected to be fixed by Thursday night.

Power in Virginia Beach, Albemarle and the Outer Banks are expected to be restored by 11 p.m. Thursday. Ahoskie, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Portsmouth could see power return by 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Residents were told Sunday to expect a multi-day restoration effort as Matthew swept through the region. Hundreds of thousands were left in the dark across Hampton and North Carolina.

Dominion reported on Tuesday that power had been returned to 90 percent of customers who were impacted.

Stay with WAVY for the latest updates on Hurricane Matthew cleanup efforts.