Thousands Remain Without Power In Rockingham

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Posted: July 2, 2012

UPDATED 7:00 P.M. HARRISONBURG — As utility crews continue to make repairs after Friday night's powerful wind and lightning storm, several thousand Rockingham County customers were still without power as of Monday afternoon.

Dominion Power reports that 6,200 customers in the county, many of them in Grottoes, are without service, while Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative says about 1,350 customers are in the dark. Port Republic and the Linville area are also still affected by the outages. About 15 percent of Grottoes' residents are without power.

SVEC announced this afternoon that its goal is reduce the number of outages to 1,500 by the end of today. The electric cooperative said it wants "to have the vast majority of service restored" by the end of Tuesday. SVEC said scattered outages may remain "as more difficult situations are address."

As of 4:15 p.m. Monday, the electric co-op reported that about 5,500 of its members were without power, including 1,352 in Rockingham County, 1,430 in Page and 203 in Shenandoah County.
 
Dominion Power expects power restored to 85 percent of its customers by Tuesday night.

Harrisonburg Electric Commission reports that all power has been restored to city customers.


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