Downed line knocks out power

Published 10:49 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A portion of downtown Suffolk lost power on Tuesday afternoon due to a downed live power line and a separate tree branch on a power line.

The downed power line was reported at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Market and Pine streets, according to a city press release. That incident closed the intersection and affected the traffic light at Saratoga and Market streets.

In addition, a tree branch that fell on a power line at Katherine Street and East Constance Road affected the traffic light at Finney Avenue and Pinner Street.

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Emergency responders were on scene at both locations, and Dominion Virginia Power was notified, according to the release.

The Morgan Memorial Library closed at 4 p.m. for the rest of the day. Suffolk City Hall remained open using generator power.