Equipment Failure Leaves Thousands without Power

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Nearly 32,000 are without power in Augusta County and Waynesboro following an equipment failure at the Dooms substation, according to a spokesman with Dominion Power Virginia.

The incident not only affected Dominion Power customers, but also customers with other electric cooperatives. He said the failure of equipment caused the company to lose connection points with other electric co-ops.

He said 19,000 Dominion Power customers are without electricity at the moment. 13,000 customers from other co-ops are also without power.

According to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, 7,500 members are without power. A company spokesperson said once Dominion fixes the problem, SVEC could start the restoration process for its customers.

The spokesman for Dominion Power Virginia asks those without power to keep only one light switch on at home. He said this would help with the restoration of power.

He estimates the power to be restored in a few hours.


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