More than 2,000 in the dark after storm

Published 9:45 pm Monday, May 2, 2016

More than 2,000 people in Suffolk were without power after a line of severe thunderstorms rolled through the city Monday evening.

Most of the outages are due to a downed Dominion Virginia Power pole with a transformer fire in the 1200 block of Wilroy Road. It was reported at 8:44 p.m., according to a city press release. There were no injuries, and Dominion Virginia Power responded to the scene along with Suffolk Fire & Rescue.

About 2,050 people were without power as of 9:30 p.m., according to the release.


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In addition, crews responded to an 8:15 p.m. call of a downed tree across the roadway in the 500 block of Lummis Road. Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel were able to remove the tree, and the road is now passable, according to the release.