3:30 p.m. update: Dominion Energy reports that as of 3 p.m. on Thursday 25,000 people are still without power in Hampton Roads and northern North Carolina.
The company is working to restore power to 90 percent of residents by 11 p.m. Thursday. They anticipate complete restoration of power to some customers in Virginia Beach by 5 p.m. Friday.
9:30 a.m. update: Dominion Energy reports that 49,461 customers were left without power early Thursday morning in Southeast Virginia due to a widespread outage.
Temperatures in the area dropped to as low as 18 degrees overnight, as blizzard conditions blanketed the region.
The largest outage was located in Virginia Beach, where 31,192 customers lost power, while Chesapeake had 11,057, and Norfolk 6,098.
More Tidewater Outages:
- Isle Of Wight – 772
- Newport News – 6
- Portsmouth – 4
On its outage map, Dominion Energy reported that crews are actively working in the snow to restore power to affected customers.
“Estimated Times of Restoration will be established once the event passes, but at this time we do not anticipate this to be a multi-day event,” Dominion spokeswoman Bonita Harris wrote in an email.
The company asked all residents to please stay at least 30 feet away from all downed wires.
To track and report outages in your area visit Dominion Energy’s Outage Center.
Winter Storm Resources:
- LIVE STORM BLOG: Tracking Virginia Beach’s first winter storm of 2018
- Area schools cancel after-hours activities ahead of winter storm
- How to keep your kids busy — and happy — during snow days
- Tips to prevent froze pipes this winter
- New bill: Virginians could face fine for driving with snow on vehicle
- Cold weather is on the way: Take these precautions to avoid a plumbing nightmare
- Don’t get stuck with a dead car battery — or worse — with these winter driving tips
- New VDOT website features snow plow tracker, information about residential work
- ‘Give the Gift of Warmth’ with winter clothing items, blankets
- Virginia Beach program provides homeless adults with winter shelter