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RICHMOND, Va.(WTVR) – The winter storm that rolled through Central Virginia on Sunday knocked out the power to more than 37,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers from Sunday to Monday morning, according to a company spokesperson.
Dominion crews are currently working to restore power in areas where icing and freezing rain caused tree limbs to snap under the added weight, severing some power lines.
“I heard trees falling, then I heard transformers going, and then I saw the flashes of light, which is the transformers [blowing],” said Elaine Severson, who lives off Huguenot Road in Bon Air. More than 300 people lost power in her neighborhood Monday morning.
Nearby J.B. Fisher Elementary was closed Monday due to a power outage at the school. It was the only school to do so in Richmond, but surrounding school districts decided to cancel or delay classes due to the storm.
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