A second round of icy and freezing rain in Virginia has hit customers of Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond; still, the company is focused on power restoration with more than 7000 crew members working on the issue, the company announced this Friday.
Firstly, the company announced the rain brought down trees, thus, cutting power lines off; however, more than 7000 crew members, from 19 states, are working actively to restore the damaged lines.
Secondly, “damage assessment revealed fallen trees, broken poles and downed power lines.” The company says in the statement. Moreover, “the worst damage has been reported in parts of Central Virginia, including Midlothian, Farmville, and East Richmond.”
The company says more than 2,600 customers remained with no power as of 5:30pm of last Thursday. The vast majority of which regained power throughout this Friday. However, some parts of Virginia are experiencing “catastrophic damage”; therefore, the company is focusing entirely on restoring the lost power.
Charlene Whitfield, senior VP of Power Delivery of Dominion, said about the subject. “We want to thank our customers for their patience as we work to restore power following two damaging ice storms in one week.”
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Dominion Energy working actively to restore power
“Fortunately, the second round of ice was not as damaging as the first; still, we remain just as focused. Customers can count on us to restore service as quickly as possible, while keeping our crews and communities safe.”
On the other hand, for the hard-hit areas of Virginia, several of which “are seeing catastrophic damage, the company remains laser focused on restoring power for all impacted customers.”
“As the company closes in on restoring service, Dominion Energy will provide support, as needed, to assist other hard-hit energy providers, as it relies on others for support from time to time,” the company remarks.
The company provides with electricity and natural gas to more than 7 million customers in 16 states of the nation. In line with energy transition efforts, Dominion Energy has pledged to become sustainable, reliable and decarbonized. It has a net zero carbon dioxide, and also methane emissions from its power generation and gas, by 2050.