RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Power crews are monitoring the first major storm of the season that could Central Virginia this weekend. Crews are assembling in case ice becomes a major factor for electric lines. Because we've had a mild hurricane season and a mild fall, this winter weather system is of serious concern. Crews want to make sure they're doing all they can to keep your lights on.
It's the realities of the winter season - storms and the aftermath that come with them.
"Were looking at a possibility of some ice buildup, freezing rain reaches wires, reaches trees, causes tree limbs to come down into wires. This can cause power outages," said Karl Neddenien with Dominion Power.
These are scenarios utility crews are all too familiar with - especially when the storm impacts their ability to help you.
"It also makes it extremely challenging for crews to get to locations if streets are slippery, the driving conditions are rough," he said.