Dominion has completed service restoration to more than 90% of its customers whose electric service was interrupted because of Tropical Storm Ernesto and was working to restore service to the most of rest of the affected customers by Sunday night.
The more than 3000 people working on the restoration effort were focusing efforts on about 47,000 homes and business that lost power since the torrential rains and high winds of Ernesto brought flooding, downed trees and poles, and other problems to the region on Friday. About 550,000 homes and businesses have had their power restored in the 36 hours since Ernesto left Dominion's electric service area.
Many of the remaining outages were in areas such as the Middle Peninsula, the Northern Neck and Williamsburg, which received much of the storm's worst weather. In the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck alone, nearly 12 miles of lines were downed by the storm.
Crews also continued to work in Richmond, Newport News and Hampton and elsewhere to complete restoration as safely and quickly as possible.