Accident causes power outage in Portsmouth

(Photo courtesy Kayla Woodie)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A vehicle accident left thousands of people without power in Portsmouth for some time Tuesday night.

Dominion Virginia Power says the outage was caused by a vehicle accident.

Dispatchers say they received a report of an accident on George Washington Highway at 12:17 p.m. A WAVY viewer shared a photo of an accident on George Washington at Suburban Parkway. The image shows a power pole leaning over.

Dominion has restored power to all but a few hundred customers. Click here to see real time outage numbers from Dominion.

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