Update from Louisa County on power outages

Tree-cutting crews lined up on Jan. 6 in the Shoppers Value parking lot in the town of Louisa.

This information is from Louisa County government's website, last updated at 11:42 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6:

Widespread power outages remain across the county. County staff continue to coordinate with the electric service providers, and restoring power remains our number one objective in the Emergency Operations Center. Please find updated outage numbers below, as well as updates from the providers.

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative

Current Outages: 1,336

Update from provider: Crews are working 18-hour shifts to restore power. They continue to add contract and mutual aid crews to help with the effort. Overall, they have restored about 70% of CVEC accounts. There are 1300 CVEC members without power in Louisa, about 30% of their members here. They recognize Louisa was hard-hit and are working to restore power as quickly as possible.

Dominion Energy

Current Outages: 2,300

Update from provider: Estimated restoration times have been populated on individual projects as damage assessment and restoration continues. The most up-to-date information will be available at https://www.dominionenergy.com/virginia/report-outage-or-emergency, 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357) or through the Dominion Energy app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Dominion currently has over 4,800 Dominion Energy workers along with 900 mutual aid workers working around the clock until the remaining 52,721 Dominion Energy Virginia customers are restored. Currently crews are actively working in the Gum Spring area and area between Louisa and Mineral. They and additional crews will continue restoration efforts throughout their service territory, including but not limited to the Trevilians area. In addition, Dominion is preparing for anticipated winter weather tonight. They urge customers to prepare for the additional winter weather, as well.

Dominion Energy has deployed two solar-powered mobile charging units for customers impacted by power outages to recharge their devices. A limited supply of bottled water and non-perishable food items will also be available. They urge those without power to take advantage of this opportunity to charge their devices, especially in preparation for the anticipated additional winter weather tomorrow evening. The charging units are available to anyone- they do not have to be a Dominion Energy customer nor a resident of any particular community. The two charging stations will be manned and available today, January 6, from 10:00AM until 4:00PM and are currently stationed at the Town of Louisa Food Lion, 501 E Main Street, Louisa and Pantops Giant, 1900 Abbey Road, Charlottesville.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC)

Current Outages: 9,767

Update from provider: Crews are working on or assigned to work in the following locations. **This list will change throughout the day as outages are restored and damage assessments are completed. ***

ENROUTE or ONSITE – Crews are either at the worksite or are on the way.

• Centerville - Louisa

• Goodwin's Store - Louisa

• Moody's Store - Louisa

ASSIGNED – Crews have been designated for these worksites once they are freed up from other locations.

• Shannon Hill - Louisa

• Plum Tree - Louisa

• Bibb's Store – Louisa

• Kersey New - Louisa

• Spring Rd - Louisa

• Mineral (Fredericks Hall) - Louisa

• Moody's Store - Louisa

• Overton Fork - Louisa

• Shelfar - Louisa

If you are still without power, please consider utilizing the warming shelter at the Holly Grove Fire Department or the overnight shelter at the Louisa County Middle School. For more information on the shelters and additional storm-related updates, please visit https://www.louisacounty.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=230, follow Louisa County and the Sheriff's Office on social media, and download the Sheriff's Office app on Apple (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/louisa-county-sheriffs-office/id1543791101) or Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.apexmobile.am0520).

For real-time power outage numbers, visit https://poweroutage.us/area/county/613.

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