RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion Virginia Power has restored electric service to more than 90 percent of the 205,000 customers in Northern Virginia affected by Hurricane Sandy. Work is progressing on schedule to be completed Thursday night in all but a very few locations with the most severe damage or where flooding occurred.
Crews working in Central and Eastern Virginia have been sent to assist in Northern Virginia, where the storm’s impact was greatest.
Dominion is urging parents and others to be alert and take steps to celebrate Halloween safely. Downed power lines can present a hazard to children and others engaged in traditional holiday activities such as Trick-or-Treating. Please stay away from downed lines and anything touching them – assume they are energized, and report them by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) – and stay clear of locations where crews are working.
Customers who remain without power because of the storms and wish to check the status of their repairs should call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
Dominion employees, retirees, contractors and crews from other companies are fully engaged in this effort, and work will continue around the clock until power is restored to every customer affected by this storm. In all, more than 320,000 customers in Virginia were affected by storm-related outages.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation’s largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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