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Dominion upgrading electrical service in Gloucester

Dominion Virginia Power is working on a major project to improve electrical service to portions of Gloucester into Mathews.

Sam Walker, construction manager for Dominion’s Gloucester and Northern Neck offices, said the project involves erecting a number of taller poles to carry electric lines from the Wan substation near the Crutchman truck cap business on Route 14 into Mathews County.

The new poles will elevate many lines over the existing trees that often fall atop them during storms and high winds. Walker said the project also will include a wider right-of-way to keep poles farther away from the main road.

The project is part of Dominion Virginia Power’s effort to improve reliability in Gloucester and Mathews, said Daisy Pridgen, a media relations spokesperson for Dominion. “Repeated outages in this heavily-treed area have occurred,” she said, “and improving the resiliency of this overhead circuit will better serve our customers in this region.&rdquo...

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