Nearly 160K Virginians without power due to severe storms

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - People across the region are without power after Tropical Storm Michael swept across the region, knocking down power lines and plunging cities and towns into the dark.

Dominion Energy stated as of 10 a.m. Saturday, two-thirds of customers impacted have had service restored. More than 6,000 personnel are working to restore power to 160,000 customers who remain without service.

The company said initially 120 schools were without power in the region, but said Saturday that it is making 'significant progress' in restoring service and plans to have all schools back in service by Monday. To check closings in the area, click here.

Hampton Fire tweeted that it is working to clear debris, and reminds residents across Hampton Roads and northern North Carolina to treat all downed power lines as live. 

According to Dominion Energy, the vast majority of customers will be restored by end of the day Monday.

Schools and school administration buildings and facilities are a priority to be restored before Monday.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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