Outages leave thousands without power in SE Virginia

Credit: Dominion Energy Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — More than 3,000 customers were without power in southeastern Virginia on a bitterly cold Wednesday morning.

A majority of the outages were reported in Virginia Beach, and the numbers of customers out of power have largley fluctuated.

More than 3,000 customers in the Chimney Hill area were out of power, according to Dominion Energy’s outage map.

That number was down from an earlier number of around 5,000. Dominion’s website at one point showed three separate outages working off South Rosemont Road, Holland Road and South Independence Boulevard.

Bonita Harris with Dominion Energy said the outage in Virginia Beach was caused by a bad cable.

More than 470 outages were reported in Chesapeake. More than 1,000 customers had reported outages in Southampton County at one point on Wednesday.

Conditions Wednesday morning were frigid, with some temperatures in the teens.

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