VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Officials say power was knocked out for 15,000 Virginia Beach residents Wednesday when a tree fell on a transmission line.
According to Bonita Harris with Dominion Virginia Power, high winds caused a large tree to fall atop a transmission line near the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Bayside Drive just before 4 p.m.
Areas affected include Stratford, Shore Drive and Independence Boulevard.
According to Dominion's online outage map, between 1,000 and 2,500 customers in the area were still out of power at 10:30 p.m.
Bayside Library closed at 5 p.m. after it lost power. The Bayside Recreation Center is expected to close at 6 p.m. if power isn't restored by then.
Dominion aims to have all service restored by 10 a.m. Thursday.
Additionally, 5,000 customers were without power in the Gloucester area.
Suffolk's Main Street was closed in both directions due to high water.
Wet weather is expected to move into the area over the weekend, forcing some areas to cancel or change their holiday events.
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 17 in Gloucester Friday morning.
Hampton Police want to prevent crime and have remixed a holiday classic to deter thieves from being Grinches.
A vigil will be held Saturday morning in Newport News to mark the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
A tractor-trailer crashed into a pole in Suffolk early Friday morning.
Crews battled a structure fire at a Newport News motel early Friday morning.
Police say a 2-year-old and a 23-year-old Navy sailor based in Virginia were killed in a crash on Interstate 64 in southern Indiana near Corydon.