Dominion Virginia Power Expects To Complete All Storm Restoration Work By End
Of Day Thursday
- Work to be completed today in Central, Eastern Virginia
- In hard-hit Northern Virginia, restoration set to end Thursday
- Efforts will continue around the clock until all customers restored
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30, 2012
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power has
restored electric service to more than 75 percent of the 322,000 customers
affected by Hurricane Sandy and expects to have power restored to virtually
all customers by Thursday night.
Dominion employees, retirees, contractors and crews from other companies are
fully engaged in this effort, and work will continue around the clock until
power is restored to every customer affected by this storm.
In Northern Virginia, where the storm's impact was greatest, restoration is
expected to be completed Thursday night in all but a very few locations where
flooding or severe damage occurred. Repairs in the rest of Dominion's service
area are expected to be completed by 11 p.m. today.
Rodney Blevins, vice president of electric distribution operations, provides
an update on the restoration efforts and Governor Bob McDonnell thanks the
employees for their efforts in this online video: http://youtu.be/Zy035uI7qxM
Customers who remain without power because of the storms and wish to check the
status of their repairs should call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters
of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400 megawatts of generation.
Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves
retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion,
visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power
Contact: Karl Neddenien, +1-804-771-6115, Karl.R.Neddenien@dom.com, Le-Ha
Anderson, +1-703-796-9308, Le-Ha.Anderson@dom.com, Bonita B. Harris,
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