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RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — More than 276,000 electricity customers across Virginia have no service as crews work to repair power lines and equipment damaged by severe storms.

Appalachian Power’s outage map shows 141,478 customers didn’t have power Tuesday morning. More than 21,000 outages were in Lynchburg, the most in Appalachian Power’s service area.

Dominion Virginia Power’s outage map shows 122,310 outages, including more than 79,000 in Northern Virginia.

Electric cooperatives report more than 12,000 outages.

The utilities say it could take the rest of the week to fully restore power.

Dominion says power has been restored to more than 800,000 of its 1 million customers whose electric service was lost in the storm. The company expects to restore service to 90-95 percent of its affected customers by Thursday night. The following message to its customers is displayed on the company’s homepage:

“Our boots don’t come off until your lights are back on.”

If you are a Dominion customer without power you can receive updates here.

Gov. Bob McDonnell says Friday night’s storms caused the largest non-hurricane related power outages in state history.

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