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Downed tree on Southmoor Rd. in North Chesterfield

RICHMOND, Va. – Thousands of homes and businesses in Central Virginia are without power after a batch of strong and severe storms moved through the area Monday afternoon.

Dominion Virginia Power reports more than 3,355 Richmond area residents are without power. A majority of the outages are located in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico counties.

Power outages as of 12:00 a.m.:

Richmond: 678

Chesterfield: 896

Henrico: 1,037

For more information and updates on Dominion outages and restoration times click here.

At the storm’s peak, 15,000 Central Virginia residents were without power.

Stay away from all downed trees and downed wires. You can’t tell if a power line is energized by looking. If the power line is energized, the tree may be energized too. Call 1-866-DOM-HELP to report downed wire. False reporting delays restoration and can put people in harm’s way, so please only report downed wire if you see it.

Report outages on any mobile device at dom.com or by calling 1-866-366-4357.