Cleanup wraps up in Williamsburg area in Hurricane Matthew's wake

Work crews are wrapping up problems created by Hurricane Matthews when it brought rains and winds to the Historic Triangle Saturday and Sunday. Most Dominion customers still without power can expect their power to be restored by Monday night, and road issues are mostly confined to minor flooding in some areas. 

About 1,600 residences in the area were still without power at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Dominion Power's website. York County has the largest share at 1,187 customers still in the dark, Williamsburg has 107 customers out, and James City County has 350 customers without power. 

Outages are scattered widely and affect small groups of customers. The "vast majority" of area customers can expect their power to be restored by Monday night, said Dan Genest, Dominion spokesman. The power company's website gives a restoration window of between 6-11 p.m. for most work requests.

The remainder of customers should have power by Tuesday afternoon, Genest added.  

Storm damage was minor in the local area, according to Williamsburg Fire Department spokesman Eric Stone and James City County Fire Department battalion chief Alton Catlett.

A power generator being used during an outage caused by the storm caught on fire and damaged an Oxford Road home in Kingswood early Sunday afternoon.

The residents weren't home at the time of the incident. Neighbors rescued the residents' dog before county fire units arrived.

Several trees were cleared without much difficulty on Saturday night, according to Catlett.

Crews completed work to secure power lines damaged by the storm in the 500 block of Strawberry Plains Road by Monday morning. Work continues on the effort to remove the fallen tree that blocks the intersection of Berkeley Lane and Mill Neck Road.  

Minor flooding on roadways remains an issue, with several areas between Jamestown and Monticello Avenue considered "passable with care," according to VDOT's website. In Williamsburg, minor flooding is reported on Airport Road, Route 132 and Route 143. 

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

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