VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Officials say power was knocked out for 15,000 Virginia Beach residents Wednesday when a tree fell on a transmission line.
According to Bonita Harris with Dominion Virginia Power, high winds caused a large tree to fall atop a transmission line near the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Bayside Drive just before 4 p.m.
Areas affected include Stratford, Shore Drive and Independence Boulevard.
According to Dominion's online outage map, between 1,000 and 2,500 customers in the area were still out of power at 10:30 p.m.
Bayside Library closed at 5 p.m. after it lost power. The Bayside Recreation Center is expected to close at 6 p.m. if power isn't restored by then.
Dominion aims to have all service restored by 10 a.m. Thursday.
Additionally, 5,000 customers were without power in the Gloucester area.
Suffolk's Main Street was closed in both directions due to high water.
Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.