Dominion Virginia Power continues restoration efforts following severe storms

Source: Dominion Virginia Power

Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE:D) continues to restore power to customers who lost service Thursday afternoon and evening because of a line of severe thunderstorms, near-hurricane force winds and heavy rains that crossed much of Virginia. 

"We are restoring service to our customers as safely and as quickly as possible," said Rodney Blevins, vice president of distributions operations for Dominion Virginia Power. "The severity and widespread nature of the storms presents many challenges, but our employees are dedicated to this task." 

By 3 p.m. Friday, repairs had been completed for 190,000 of about 220,000 Dominion customers who lost electrical service at some point during the storms. The utility has directed consumers to utilize an automated hotline for estimates on when service restoration is expected in their area. Storm restoration information is also available online.

All available Dominion personnel are focused on outage work, with neighboring utilities and contractors providing additional help. 

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion, one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,600 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 12 states.

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