WILLIAMSBURG (AP) -- A proposed power line project is drawing opposition from Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary and Preservation Virginia.

The groups say the overhead lines and towers would damage the viewshed from Jamestown and the Colonial Parkway.

The Daily Press ( reports that the groups voiced their opposition in a letter to the State Corporation Commission.

Dominion Virginia Power is seeking the commission's approval to build two 500-kilovolt transmission lines from its Surry switching station in Surry County to a new switching station in James City County. That would include an overhead crossing of the James River.

The city of Williamsburg also opposes the power lines' proposed route and plans to send a letter to the commission.


Information from: Daily Press,

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