Power outages persist in Virginia

Posted on: 7:11 am, March 8, 2013, by , updated on: 07:14am, March 8, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – More than 50,000 power customers remain without electricity in Virginia follow Wednesday’s snowstorm.

More than 30,000 are co-op customers, according to Mary Howell with the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.

The organization provided the following outage breakdown at 7:00 a.m..:

  • BARC Electric Cooperative – 1,535
  • Central Virginia Electric Cooperative – 8,094
  • Rappahannock Electric Cooperative – 23,907
  • Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative – 432

Dominion Virginia Power reported 21,000 customers still without power, at 7:00 a.m. Less than 2,000 of those customers were in the Central Virginia region, according to Dominion.

The majority of the outages, 18,000+, are in the Shenandoah Valley / Western Piedmont region.