Customers experience power outages in three Southside cities

Lights out at a Portsmouth Wawa during a power outage on Feb. 9, 2017. Credit: WAVY Photo/Bob Bennett

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Thousands of customers with Dominion Virginia Power experienced power outages Thursday morning in Southside Hampton Roads.

Dominion’s outage map showed more than 2,800 customers were without power in Portsmouth Thursday morning. The outages climbed as high as more than 3,500 at one point.

Portsmouth officials sent out a notice Thursday morning that the Senior Station on Clifford Street would be closed Thursday due to a power outage in the area.

Another 859 customers in Suffolk had reported outages early Thursday, and the number had increased to almost 3,500 outages, before being reduced to less than 100.

Photos from WAVY Producer Bob Bennett showed power affected at a Wawa gas station and a local intersection. Power also appeared to affected at the Portsmouth Walmart off  Frederick Boulevard.

Both outages were attributed to circuit issues, according to Dominion. Power was eventually restored to customers in both cities.

Image Credit: Dominion Virginia Power
Image Credit: Dominion Virginia Power

Another outage in Chesapeake affected more than 500 customers.

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