Power restoration could be a multi-day effort, Dominion says

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Some customers could be without for a few days after Tropical Storm Michael’s impact led to hundreds of Thousands of outages.

High winds and rain from Michael caused outages across the state, but Dominion officials said southeastern Virginia, Gloucester and Northern Neck customers were hit especially hard. 

There were more than 200,000 outages reported across Hampton Roads, the Middle Peninsula and northeast North Carolina early Friday morning.

Dominion said more than 585,000 customers across the state were impacted by the storm. Service was restored to more than 200,000 of those customers just before 12 p.m. Friday.

Dominion spokesperson Bonita Harris said in a tweet Friday morning 120 schools across Hampton Roads and North Carolina were without power. Around 107 remained without power Friday afternoon. 

Officials said restoring power could be a “multi-day effort”, and customers should prepare for that possibility.

Click here for some tips from our Hurricane Guide on what to do if you lose power.

Dominion crews assessing the damage are finding broken poles and crossarms, downed wires, fallen trees, and blocked roads throughout the Commonwealth, Dominion said.

Customers can report outages through Dominion’s website or call 1-866-DOM-HELP.

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