Thousands without power after storm

Published 9:35 pm Thursday, June 20, 2019

More than 5,000 Dominion Energy customers are without power in Suffolk as of 8:30 p.m., according to spokeswoman Bonita Billingsley Harris.

That’s 13 percent of all the utility’s Suffolk customers.

In Southeastern Virginia, more than 38,200 customers are out of power.

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Severe thunderstorms blew through between 5 and 6 p.m. and left behind lots of damage.

City spokeswoman Diana Klink said there were a few downed trees and limbs in roadways, “but nothing major and no injuries.”