5,600 Community Electric customers get back power

Published 9:54 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WINDSOR—As of mid-morning Tuesday, Community Electric Cooperative in Windsor restored power to 5,600 customers, while 2,400 remained without electricity.

Courtland’s Scottswood area was still without electricity.

“Dominion Virginia Power had significant damage to the feeder line going to that delivery point,” said James Reynolds, president of Community Electric in Windsor. “We have crews repairing our facility.”

The area outside Newsoms served by the utility is back on line as is most of southern Southampton County serviced by the Handsom substation, Reynolds said.

“There are a couple of isolated locations that will require pole replacements,” he said.

Crews today were working on the area west of the Nottoway River and along Route 58 south to Highway 35.

“We have a line that runs through the country to Joyner and the backside of Drewryville, (which is being worked on) as we speak,” Reynolds said.

In Isle of Wight County, crews were working south of Walters and east of the Blackwater River from the Burdette area.

Community Electric hopes to have the most of its customers back in service by Thursday night.