Sentara Norfolk General on back-up power after electrical pole catches fire nearby

Sentara Norfolk General Emergency Department_719976

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is using its back-up generator after a power outage Thursday morning.

Sentara officials say the outage was caused by an electrical fire on a pole near the hospital.

The generator is powering all critical equipment and the hospital is still able to deliver all urgent patient care, Sentara says.

Dominion is on-site working to restore power and the fire is out. Sentara says it will continue to share updates.

Click here to subscribe to our breaking news email alerts

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook