UPDATE: Power restored after transformer fire near Newtown Road

UPDATE: Power has been restored to all customers, including Newtown Elementary School and Bettie F. Williams Elementary, as of 9:26 a.m.

Virginia Beach, Virginia – A transformer fire was the cause of a power outage in Virginia Beach Tuesday morning.

Over 5,000 people in the area of Newtown Road and Woburn Lane, including Bettie F. Williams Elementary and Newtown Road Elementary lost power around 4:00am.

Most had power restored in about 30 minutes.

Newtown Road is blocked in the 800 block.

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