Power Restored To Customers In Central Buckingham

Published 3:22 pm Thursday, June 4, 2015

BUCKINGHAM — The lights are back on for over 1,600 customers that lost power this morning in central Buckingham County.

According to Daisy Pridgen, a Dominion spokeswoman, all 248 Dominion customers who were affected have been restored.

According to Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s (CVEC) outage map, all customers are currently with power.

Earlier this morning, CVEC spokesman Greg Kelly said more than 1,400 CVEC members served by the Mount Rush Substation in the county were without power. CVEC learned that a pole on the delivery line to the substation was broken “and must be repaired by Dominion Virginia Power before power is restored,” he said.

The impacted area included homes and businesses along U.S. Route 60 in the vicinity of the Buckingham Court House village.

“As a distribution cooperative, CVEC purchases energy for its members from a variety of sources and then has it delivered via the transmission system of Virginia’s two major utilities.  In this instance, Dominion delivers power to the Mount Rush Substation,” Kelly said.