Transmission failure causes massive power outage on the Eastern Shore

Screenshot of A&N Electric Cooperative's outage map as of 12:10 a.m.
Screenshot of A&N Electric Cooperative's outage map as of 12:10 a.m.

EASTERN SHORE (WAVY) — The A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) says a transmission failure caused a massive power outage on the Eastern Shore Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Thousands were without power.

You can check real time outage numbers online here. Call ANEC at 757-787-9750 or 800-431-2632 to report an outage. Let them know if there are any medical emergencies or if a standby generator is in use.