- Associated Press - Sunday, February 15, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - High winds have left at least 25,000 electric customers without power in Virginia amid brutally cold conditions.

The state’s largest power supplier, Virginia Dominion Power, on Sunday reported 21,840 outages, with half reported in the Richmond and Petersburg regions. The total is down significantly from the 38,000-plus earlier Sunday.

More than 5,000 remain without power in southeastern Virginia and the Tidewater region.

In northern Virginia, Dominion is reporting nearly 3,300 customers without power. More than 1,100 customers in Southside Virginia are also in the dark.

Appalachian Power reports nearly 3,700 without power in its primary service area, western Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning travelers to be aware of winds gusting to 50 mph and possibly scattering tree limbs and power lines on road surfaces.

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