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Nearly 97% of Louisa County’s residents were without power on Monday afternoon as a winter storm caused widespread outages. Map from PowerOutage.US.

Kenny Hoy removes snow from a vehicle that was hit by a fallen tree after inches of snow covered the area in Charlottesville on Monday.

Monday’s winter storm left tens of thousands of electricity customers in the dark when heavy snowfall led to widespread power outages in central Virginia.

And thousands may be without power all night or through Wednesday, although temperatures are forecast to drop on teenagers tonight. </ The Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, and Dominion Energy are some of the largest utility companies in the area.

Rappahannock Electric officials said in a press release that the outages are expected to continue beyond Monday since crews are working to restore power to the nearly 70,000 powerless customers – due to hundreds of separate outage events – Almost 97% of Louisa County’s residents were without power on Monday afternoon, according to online tracker PowerOutage.us. Louisa County had the highest percentage of blackouts, but the majority of energy customers in Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson, and Albemarle Counties were without power.

Nearly half of Charlottesville was without power at 3:45 p.m. as do most CVEC customers, according to the CVEC outage map.

« The heavy, wet snow combined with the wind breaks trees and hits power lines, » said Melissa Gay, Communications and Membership Services Manager at CVEC. â ?? The fallen trees also block the roads in the entire service area. CVEC crews and our contract crews are working hard to pave the way and then begin the restoration.

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« As always, we prioritize the safety of our crews and have found this to be a major challenge in areas where trees fall because they are rising poles. » Schwul wrote. “As night falls, working conditions become more dangerous. It is our obligation to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, but with this storm it could take longer than expected. « Dominion spokesman Craig Carper said the crews were working on it to respond to the numerous outages, several of which were caused by dropped power lines. Snow-covered and icy roads slow response times, he said. « We are considering a multi-day restoration, » he said, adding that the Dominion crews expected many people to have their power back on Monday and the others by Tuesday .

Because the outages were caused by a number of isolated incidents rather than a significant problem, restoring power is more complex, he said.

« We are putting all of our resources in, » he said. « But people should prepare for a night without electricity. »

When you see a derelict power line, assume that it is « live and dangerous ». Carper said, staying at least 10 meters away from it. To report a problem, call (866) 366-4357.

Katherine Knott is the K-12 education reporter for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 422-7398, [email protected], or @knott_katherine on Twitter.

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Nearly 97% of Louisa County’s residents were without power on Monday afternoon as a winter storm caused widespread outages. Map from PowerOutage.US.

Kenny Hoy removes snow from a vehicle that was hit by a fallen tree after inches of snow covered the area in Charlottesville on Monday.

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