Power outages persist in the Heart of Virginia

Published 8:27 pm Saturday, December 9, 2017

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) is continuing to report significant power outages in the Heart of Virginia as is Dominion Energy. Both organizations are offering assurances that they are working busily to restore power.

On its Web Outage Viewer as of 10:55 a.m. on Sunday, SEC was reporting that 696 customers were without power in Prince Edward County, 346 in Cumberland County and five in Buckingham County.

“We are working to resolve all outages as quickly and effectively as possible,” SEC officials stated on the Web Outage Viewer.

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SEC customers should call 1-866-878-5514 to report an outage.

Dominion Energy was reporting on its website as of 10:45 a.m. on Sunday that 294 customers were without power in Prince Edward, 177 in Cumberland and 96 in Buckingham.

“Dominion Energy crews continue to restore power as quickly and safely as possible to customers affected by inclement weather that impacted our service territory on Friday, Dec. 8,” officials said in a release on Dominion’s website.

To check on the status of your outage or to report your power outage, Dominion encourages customers to visit this link: https://www.dominionenergy.com/outage-center/report-and-check-outages

“Make sure to stay at least 30 feet away from all downed power lines,” Dominion officials said.