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Dominion, NOVEC, REC Report Power Outages

How to report your power outage.

Rain and sleet on Hazelwild Pond in Fredericksburg. 12.8.13.  Photo by Susan Larson.
Rain and sleet on Hazelwild Pond in Fredericksburg. 12.8.13. Photo by Susan Larson.
A major Dominion Virginia Power transmission line has failed, resulting in power outages to more than 20,000 Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative NOVEC customers, according to Larry Shaffer, vice president of operations. A transmission line failed just before 7 a.m. 

"The Dominion line delivers power to eight NOVEC substations in Prince William and Stafford counties," Shaffer said.  Dominion Virginia Power is aware of the outage and is working to restore the transmission line to service, but is currently unable to provide an estimated restoration time." 

In addition to the transmission line outage, NOVEC is reporting outages across its service area due to icing on trees and power lines.  Additional crews from out-of-state have been brought in to assist with service restoration.

Virginia Dominion Power as of 8:35 a.m. reports 1,517 outages in Stafford; 3,223, outages in Spotsylvania and 0 outages in Fredericksburg.

Report Power Outages

NOVEC customers should call 1-888-335-0500 and following the system prompts.  Outages may also be reported on line and via text message.  

Report power outages to Dominion Virgina Power by calling 1-866-366-4357 or online.

Report Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) outages at 1-800-552-3904 or online.

Safety tips for power outages are outlined in this article:  Stay Safe When the Power is Out

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