VIRGINIA BEACH - Dominion Virginia and North Carolina Power crews were working around the clock to restore power to people who lost electricity during Hurricane Sandy.

By 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, there were about 1,000 customers in Hampton Roads and northern North Carolina without power. That's up friom earlier in the morning because of a problem on Hawk Ave. in Va. Beach.

As of 7:00 a.m., Virginia Beach had the most outages with 466 customers without power. 295 of those customers live in the area of Johnson Street off Shore Drive, said spokeswoman Bonita Harris.

She said another area with numerous outages is Holland Road at Stoneshore.

On the Peninsula, 273 customers were in the dark, including folks on Lucas Creek at Lakewood Park in Newport News; in Hampton, outages were reported along Madison Lane and Country Club Road

'Our repair work primarily consists of putting up wire and replacing broken poles. All critical infrastructure has been restored, to include all schools,' Harris stated.

Since the storm began Saturday afternoon, Dominion had 74,452 customers without power a various times.

Dominion Virginia Power says it expects to have power restored to virtually all customers by Thursday night.

To report an outage, call 1-866-DOMHELP (1-866-366-4357).

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