Outages remain high, restoration may take days, according to power company

Published 7:03 pm Sunday, January 13, 2019

Power outages remain high in the Heart of Virginia, with more than 1,000 reported without power in Lunenburg County by Dominion Energy and Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC).

Depending on the severity of the damages of the electrical systems sustained by the storm, the outages could last for days, according to SEC.

Dominion reports approximately 430 outages in Lunenburg County, with more than 200 concentrated in the Victoria area and scattered outages throughout the county. SEC reports a total 1,149 outages in the county.

Crews are assessing damages, according to the outage maps for each of these companies. Restoration times are expected to be announced once they are available.

A release from SEC at 6 p.m. cites that approximately 10,389 customers are without power.

SEC crews, with the assistance of mutual aid crews, have worked throughout the day to restore power, and available crew are expected to work throughout the night.

Additional mutual aid crews will arrive Monday morning to assist with restoration, the release cited.

“Please plan for outages to last multiple days due to the extent of damage to our system,” the SEC release cited.