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O&R Crews in Hurricane-Hit Rescue, Va. Today to Restore Electricity

A dozen O&R overhead electric technicians, along with supervision, are working in the hamlet of Rescue, Va. today to restore power to the Dominion Virginia Power customers in that community whose electricity was knocked out last weekend by Hurricane Matthew.

The O&R technicians were deployed to Virginia Sunday along with nearly 90 more Con Edison personnel and contractors who are part of a Consolidated Edison, Inc. (CEI) effort to render mutual assistance to Dominion.

The O&R contingent arrived Monday in Richmond and was assigned to the Carrollton, Va. area to work on a number of service restoration projects.

Dominion has made strong progress in restoring electric service. Yesterday, Dominion counted approximately 113,000 customers without service. Today, that count is down to 44,400 customers at about 2,500 separate locations.

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