NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Thousands were left without power due to an outage in Newport News on Thursday.

At one point, nearly 7,000 customers were without power on Thursday morning.

Michelle Price, the spokesperson for Newport News Public Schools, tells 13News Now the outage affected Menchville High and B.C. Charles Elementary schools. Power to both was restored at around 11:15 a.m.

Dominion Energy crews are on site to find and repair the problem, according to company spokesperson Bonita Billingsley Harris.

Repairs are expected to be completed by 1 p.m.

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