Update: Dominion Energy busy restoring power

Published 3:44 pm Friday, September 6, 2019


Hurricane Dorian has kept Dominion Energy crews busy restoring power to customers in the Greater Hampton Roads region. In Western Tidewater, though, Dominion Energy had earlier today sent a crew for 124 people in Southampton County who were without power because of the storm. Also, 430 customers in the Capron and Drewryville areas were without electricity. According to DOM’s online outage map, as of 3:30 p.m., there are no reported outage in the county or city of Franklin.

In Isle of Wight County, only 13 are without power. Earlier, 131 were out. The company had also been especially busy in Suffolk (1,226), but that number is down to 61.

If you experience a power outage, please make sure you report it to Dominion Energy immediately. Call 1-866-DOM-HELP or1-866-366-4357. If you have internet access, visit www.dominionenergy.com/outage-center/report-and-check-outages

Customers are also urged to stay away from all downed wires and damaged equipment, and call the company immediately to report these damages at the same numbers above.

Should a generator need to be used, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to operate it safely.



Only three Franklin Power and Light customers experienced an outage on Friday, according to director Mark Bly. He stated that a tree limb on Clay Street had fallen onto a transformer and blew out the power for about 20 minutes.



Community Electric Cooperative, based in Windsor, has only 13 in Isle of Wight County. Earlier, there were eight customers without in the South Quay area of southeastern Suffolk.

To report an outage to CEC, call 242-6181 during regular business hours. Afterward, call the toll-free number 855-700-COOP (2667). If you have internet access through a smartphone, you can visit www.comelec.coop.

Customers are advised to call any time their power is out, and not to assume that others have reported the outage.

Further, once a report has been made, there’s no need to contact CEC again unless an emergency arises or your neighbor’s power returns and yours does not.