More than 100,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers in the Fredericksburg area are without power as of 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The utility reports 452,631 in the Northern Virginia area are in the dark, and a total of 796,946 customers in Virginia have lost power.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative reports outages throughout its coverage area, including more than 24,000 in the Fredericksburg area.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative reports 5,783 customers in Stafford County have lost power.
Indeed, Stafford seems to have been the hardest hit in the region. The three utilities combined report that more than 60,000 customers in Stafford have lost power.
If you have not reported an outage, the utilities encourage you to do so:
Dominion customers: 866/ DOM-HELP
Rappahannock Electric Coop erative: 804/633-5011 (Caroline); 540/825-8373 (Culpeper); 540/898-8500 (Spotsylvania); or 800/552-3904
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative: 800/243-2860 or 804/ 333-3621
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative: 703/335-0500 or 888/ 335-0500
The Free Lance-Star’s printing facility has been without power since late Friday night and plans to print Saturday’s newspaper as soon as power is restored. Meanwhile, subscribers can visit www.freelancestar.com and access the newspaper’s electronic edition.
–Betty Hayden Snider