UPDATE: Power restored to hundreds around Danville following outages from overnight storms

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UPDATE 4:49 p.m.: While hundreds of Danville households spent a large part of the day without power due to outages resulting from overnight storms, crews managed to restore power to almost every Danville Utilities customer before 5 p.m. on Saturday.

According to Danville Utilities’ online outage map, only one customer is still impacted by an active outage in Danville as of 4:49 p.m. on Saturday.

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Hundreds of households in Danville are without power Saturday morning due to some serious storms in the area overnight that broke two poles, resulting in major outages in two Danville neighborhoods, as well as several smaller ones around the city.

Danville Utilities announced at 9:41 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, approximately 1,500 customers were without power — primarily in the Ross Street/Holbrook Street neighborhood and the Beverstone neighborhood, along with a few other scattered outages — following the overnight storms.

However, as of 10:22 a.m. on Saturday, the number of powerless customers has shrunk to 985 due to four active outages, according to Danville Utilities’ outage map.

Officials say crews will need several hours to replace two broken poles and restore power to the two most impacted neighborhoods, but expect to take care of the scattered outages Saturday morning.

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