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Power restored in Danville after transmission line problem

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DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE (11:58 am)

Danville's New Design substation is now fully operational, according to a city spokesman. 

All six circuits were back in service by 11:42 a.m. and the cause of the outage was a failed lightning arrester.

UPDATE

The Tunstall, Whitmell and White Oak substations are back in operation.

Crews are still working on the New Design substation, which is affecting roughly 4,100 customers. A city spokesperson estimates that power will be restored by around noon. 

ORIGINAL STORY

Thousands of people in Danville are waking up to a power outage. 

About 7,500 customers in north Danville and the Mount Herman area are without power Tuesday morning. 

A city spokesperson says the outages are the result of a problem with a transmission line that feeds the New Design and White Oak substations. That affects neighborhoods along Piney Forest Road, Arnett Boulevard, North Main Street and U.S. 29 Business from the city limits to Mount View Road in the Blairs community. 

The power went out around 6:25 a.m. Crews are working to fix the issue but do not have an estimate now for when it may be restored.