VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The power is slowly coming back on for thousands of people in the Bow Creek area of Virginia Beach after an early morning outage left them in the dark for much of Wednesday morning.

The outage, which happened shortly before 2 a.m., left 3,000 customers in the dark on a very bitter night. A spokesperson said the outage was due to an underground cable failing.

Power was restored in increments, and Dominion said if people with power limit their usage, the entire process will speed up.

As of noon, about 960 customers were still without power in the city.

See Also: Dominion Energy's Outage Center