VIRGINIA BEACH -- The windy conditions overnight cut the lights to about 10,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers in the ABC13 viewing area, many of them in Virginia Beach.
At the height of the storm, around 9 p.m. Tuesday, we had 10,000 customers without power due to high winds, falling branches and other issues, company officials told WVEC.com.
Part of the problem was a broken power pole on Indian River Road near Elbow Road. Crews had blocked off part of the road to make repairs. The road reopened around 6;15 a.m., Dominion hopes to have power restored no later than 8 a.m.
The Dominion Virginia Power Web site shows a tree fell on a power line and broke the pole at Harpersville Road and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News. The tree fell around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police, and Dominion Virginia Power crews were still on the scene to make repairs.
The intersection was still closed as of 10 a.m. The tree has been removed, but the power lines are still down and being worked on, said police spokeswoman Holly McPherson. There was no time frame for the area to reopen.
The road reopened to traffic ariound 11:40 a.m.