Outages persist into Monday

Published 12:26 pm Monday, January 14, 2019

Outages remain widespread in Lunenburg County Monday.

The Lunenburg County Courthouse reported that the courthouse was without power Monday morning, and closed the office for the day.

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) reports approximately 1,069 outages in Lunenburg as of noon Monday.

Dominion reports scattered outages in Victoria, Lunenburg and Kenbridge.

“A winter storm impacted Dominion Energy’s service territory on Sunday, Jan. 13,” Dominion cited in an announcement on its website. “The snow, rain, and ice from the storm affected services to customers in these locations listed below. We estimate we should have the vast majority of customers restored by 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14.”

SEC cited Monday that crews have worked through the night with mutual aid crews, and expect to continue working until power is restored.

According to the SEC at of 2 p.m. Monday, approximately 5,000 members remained without power. At the peak of the event,
nearly 11,000 members were impacted, SEC officials cited.

SEC asked customers to plan for outages to potentially last multiple days due to damage sustained to the SEC system.