Street lights could be out for 3 more days

08/29/2011 5:42 PM by

From a press release by Richmond DPU:

Area of the city where streetlights are not operational:
At this time, the Churchill area does not have street lighting.  The substation and power distribution network are off line and undergoing repairs and evaluation due to Hurricane Irene.  The affected areas are bounded by the following: Southern: James River to City Line; Eastern: to I-95; Western: to RMA and Broad Rock to McGuire Blvd. 
Substation feeding Shockoe Bottom, Shockoe Slip, and lower portions of Downtown area, feeding Fulton area undergoing repairs.  Restoration estimates approximately 3-days; all repair efforts are focused on Church Hill at this time.
At this time, the Southside area does not have street lighting.  The Wise Street Substation supplies power for this area, which is off-line due to Hurricane Irene.  The affected area is bounded by the following:  North: to I-95; East: 64 East: to County Line Henrico; South: down to Walmsley Blvd; and West: to Belvedere Blvd.
The Overbrook Substation which serves the Northside of the City is without street lighting.  Power is currently turned off from Dominion Virginia Power. This area needs further assessment and no further data is available at this time.
DPU Communications
Richmond Department of Public Utilities
730 E. Broad Street, 6th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 646-7323


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