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Update: Power Restored in Danville Following Morning Outage

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Update:  8:49 a.m.

Danville, VA - Officials say power has been restored to everyone who lose power in Danville early this morning.

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Update:  8:06 a.m.

Danville, VA - Danville City Officials say a warming shelter is now opened for residents without power.

The warming shelter is at the Salvation Army on Henry Street.  If residents need transportation, they can call the Emergency Communications office at (434) 799-6535.

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Update:  6:46 a.m.

Danville, VA - Danville City Schools says two schools are closed today due to the power outage.

E.A. Gibson Middle School and Glenwood Elementary School are both closed today.

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Update:  6:38 a.m.

Danville, VA - Danville's Director of Power and Light Ken Ashworth has confirmed that about 1,200 people have lost power in the city. 

Ashworth says a station transformer has failed.  Crews are working to transfer the energy load from that transformer to other transformers.  We're told that process could take a half a day.

There's also no guarantee that the other transformers will be able to handle the extra electricity since it's so cold.

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