Outage Update – July 1, 3 PM
CVEC has an estimated 6700 outage as of 3 PM with the vast majority of them in Nelson and Albemarle County. Here is a breakdown of the outages by Substation area:
Whitehall has 1344 while Red Hill has 253 in Albemarle. Whitehall is still waiting for Dominion to restore transmission service but there is also significaant damage on the distribution side of the substation.
In Nelson County, the Nellysford circuit out of Martins Store has 1433 without service, while the Woodsmill circuit has 246, down from 734.
The Schuyler substation has lost the transmission feed affecting 642 members. When APCO restores transmission service we expect power to flow to a good number of members.
Piney River substation has 1099 members without power on two circuits.
Gladstone and Colleen substations have a couple hundred out of service.
These and other substations in Division 1 count for the majority of the remaining outages. It is remarkable to tour these areas and see not only the downed trees and other damage but to view broken poles and cross arms that likely number in the hundreds.
Crews from Division 3, in Louisa, Orange, Fluvanna, Cumberland and Goochland are finishing up the known outages. There is a chance they will be done tonight and will be able to deploy to Nelson, Albemarle and Amherst Counties tomorrow. They will continue to respond to individual outages before assisting other divisions.
Crews in Division 2 are also making great progress in Prince Edward, Buckingham, and Appomattox. Reports from the field are optimistic and the goal is clear the outages before the end of the workday on Monday. Many outages will be resolved today.
In Division I, should have significantly reduce numbers by 10 PM tonight, will continue to focus on the remaining outages on Monday. We expect that any work that remains on Tuesday or Wednesday will be in response to small pockets, where we find a line section with six broken poles that service a dozen homes. That type of work is time consuming may push the outage restoration process into Wednesday for the final few hundred members.
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