Outages persist into Monday

Published 12:22 pm Monday, January 14, 2019

Outages remain widespread in Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties Monday.

Prince Edward, including Meherrin, is reporting more than 1,000 outages, according to Dominion Energy. Buckingham and Cumberland are reporting fewer and scattered outages.

“A winter storm impacted Dominion Energy’s service territory on Sunday, Jan. 13,” Dominion cited in an announcement on its website. “The snow, rain, and ice from the storm affected services to customers in these locations listed below. We estimate we should have the vast majority of customers restored by 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14.”

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Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) reports approximately 1,289 outages in Prince Edward County, 19 in Buckingham and 526 in Cumberland. Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is reporting no outages as of noon Monday.

SEC cited Monday that crews have worked through the night with mutual aid crews, and expect to continue working until power is restored.

According to the SEC atĀ of 2 p.m. Monday, approximately 5,000 members remained without power. At the peak of the event,
nearly 11,000 members were impacted, SEC officials cited.

SEC asked customers to plan for outages to potentially last multiple days due to damage sustained to the SEC system.