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Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 201310:20 am

Dominion VA Power – Estimated times of power restoration:

Albemarle, Elizabeth City, and Outer Banks: 6pm

Most of Chesapeake, Southampton County: 8pm

Hardest hit areas of Chesapeake, Suffolk, Peninsula, Gloucester, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg: 11pm

Individual customer restoration times will be available as damage is assessed and work is under way, officials say.

Call 1-866-DOM-HELP(1-866-366-4357) to report problems and outages.

Matt Knight January 31, 201310:13 am

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Estimated times of restoration from Dominion Power:

Albemarle, Elizabeth City, and Outer Banks: 6pm

Most of Chesapeake, Southampton County: 8pm

Hardest hit areas of Chesapeake, Suffolk, Peninsula, Gloucester, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg: 11pm

Individual customer restoration times will be available as damage is assessed and work is under way.

Call 1-866-DOM-HELP(1-866-366-4357) if you are still without power or if you see any downed power lines.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20138:57 am

The buildings affected by the storm at College of William & Mary have power restored. – Dominion Officials.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20138:50 am

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Matt Knight January 31, 20138:29 am
Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20138:22 am

Message from Dominion Va Power –

All Norfolk schools are back on except Lindenwood.

Chesapeake’s Thurgood Marshall Elementary was back on before school started, so no disruption there.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20138:12 am

Matt Knight January 31, 20138:08 am
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Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20137:57 am

JRB opening happened early, so expect some traffic on 17.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20137:51 am

Norfolk’s Granby HS has power except for a small portion of the gym, but that is lit by backup power.

Linkhorn Park Elementary in VA Beach has the lights back on.

– Dominion Officials

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20137:50 am

Update from Kristen Crowley this morning:

Rush hour jam ups in all the typical hot spots –

Mercury at Fox Hill Rd.

Lights not working on Mercury at Warwick

Va. Bch Blvd. at Newtown

Lowery at Military Hwy

27th at Monticello

Effingham at High St.

Ballahack near Belle Haven

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 31, 20137:48 am

Here is a link to the Power Outage Map from Dominion: https://www.dom.com/storm-center/dominion-electric-outage-map.jsp

Matt Knight January 31, 20137:48 am

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Matt Knight January 31, 20137:39 am

Five structures were condemned overnight due to damage caused by falling trees in Newport News.

City fire crews responded to multiple calls for electrical wires down and trees into buildings.

One civilian was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Matt Knight January 31, 20137:38 am
Matt Knight January 31, 20137:37 am

Norfolk Public Schools will operate at normal hours today.

Matt Knight January 31, 20137:36 am

Dominion says 11,000 customers are now without power.

55,000 customers in Hampton Roads and North Carolina were affected at some point during the storm.

Dominion expects to complete restoration in most locations by late this evening. Some restoration may continue into tomorrow along the line of most significant damage from Suffolk to Williamsburg and Gloucester.

Matt Knight January 31, 20137:35 am

Dominion estimates power will be restored at William & Mary by 9am.

Matt Knight January 31, 20137:32 am

Matt Knight January 31, 20137:32 am

Dominion reports thousands of people without power in Hampton Roads, including many schools.

Right now Dominion’s web site lists 14,976 without power in Hampton Roads and another 595 without power in Northeast North Carolina.

According to Elizabeth Mather with Norfolk Public Schools all schools will open as scheduled and NPS is working with Dominion to restore power to the buildings.

Dominion’s Bonita Harris says the following schools in the region are currently without power:

Norfolk:
Lindenwood Elementary
Larchmont Elementary
Granby High School

Virginia Beach:
Linkhorn Park Elementary

Williamsburg:
Lafayette High
William and Mary, plus Law School and graduate housing

Hampton:
Booker Elementary

Elizabeth City:
Chowan Middle School

Chesapeake:
Thurgood Marshall Elementary

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