Dominion Virginia Power Restoration By Tuesday

Dominion Virginia Power has announced all power restoration in Northern Virginia will be completed by tomorrow.

If you have lost power, keep these important tips in mind:

  • Dispose perishable foods that have been without refrigeration for more than two hours. Fish, poultry, meat, eggs, milk and other dairy products, and leftovers are especially high risk.  When in doubt, throw it out.
  • When power returns, inspect the food in your freezer. If there are still ice crystals in the package it is probably safe to refreeze.  Use a thermometer to check the temperature and if your freezer remained under 40 F, the food is probably safe to refreeze.  Otherwise, it is probably not safe.  When in doubt, throw it out.
  • If you have medication that requires refrigeration but you lost power, check with the pharmacy on the label.  A pharmacist can advise you if it can still be used.

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