Storms knock out power in Central Virginia

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — More than 3,000 customers were without power Tuesday afternoon in Central Virginia as a powerful cold front swept through the area.

According to Dominion Power’s outage tracker, 1,616 customers in Richmond were without power as of 1:22 p.m. Additionally, 1,368 Henrico customers as well as 144 folks in Chesterfield were in the dark.

The CBS 6 Storm Team says afternoon storms may contain strong, damaging winds.

A CBS 6 viewer said his apartment complex on North Avenue lost power just after 1 p.m. when the winds started to pick up.

Dominion officials said the winds snapped a power pole on Forest Hill Avenue and that broken branches likely were responsible for other downed lines.

Officials said that many customers power had been restored as of 2 p.m. However, crews hope to have all area repairs completed by 5 p.m.

Are you without power? Post a comment below.

1 Comment

  • danny

    get use to it people as dominion did nothing to cut branches away from lines this year.profits are all they care about

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.