Outage report, road conditions for region

Published 10:42 am Monday, December 10, 2018

Outages are continuing to be addressed in the region Monday, as Dominion Energy and Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) report outages in Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties.

Dominion is reporting 130 outages in Prince Edward, 301 in Buckingham and 310 in Cumberland.

“The heavy snow weighed down on tree limbs, causing them to lean or break onto our overhead lines,” Dominion officials said in a notice on the outage map site. “This caused widespread power outages. Dominion Energy had prepared for this weather event and had crews ready and on standby to respond to restore services as quickly and as safely as possible.”

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“Before we can establish an estimated time of repair, we need to assess all damages,” officials continued. “Travel to these locations will be hampered by the icy road conditions.”

SEC is reporting approximately 793 outages in Prince Edward, 235 in Cumberland and 19 in Buckingham. Crews are assessing damages at these sites, according to SEC’s outage map.

Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) road conditions table is showing icy patches for routes in Prince Edward such as U.S. Route 460 or U.S. Route 15.

Route 647 in Cumberland has been closed due to standing water at the site.

However, all bridges and secondary roads for all counties have been classified as having severe road conditions with deep snow or ice present.

To report power outages to Dominion Energy, visit DominionEnergy.com and check the map at https://outagemap.dominionenergy.com/external/default.html for updates. Call 866-366-4357 to report an outage. Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) outage map and Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s (CVEC) outage map can be viewed at outage.sec.coop:8181 and  https://www.mycvec.com/outage/view-outage-map. To report an outage to SEC, call or text 1-866-878-5514. To report an outage to CVEC, call 800-367-2832.

To view the road conditions table, visit http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions