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Line Life Podcast: Historic Ice Storm Brings Waves of Destruction

July 16, 2021
In the aftermath of the storm, Dominion Energy shares how its line crews responded to damage and restored power in this new audio story.

Our new Line Life podcast episode highlights the third part of our "Storm Stories" series in T&D World magazine. Following a severe ice storm, Dominion Energy shared its story about the storm damage and response in the Electric Utility Operations section.

During and after the winter storm, a persistent blanket of fog, low clouds, and patchy drizzle insulated much of Dominion Energy Virginia’s service territory. The severe weather event caused power outages and destruction from coast to coast. In Virginia, temperatures hovered around 30° while freezing rain produced widespread ice accumulation.

“This was the most destructive ice storm in two decades,” said Alan Bradshaw, director of electric distribution operations for Dominion Energy Virginia. “It brought significant damage to parts of central and southern Virginia over the weekend, and power was disrupted to nearly 300,000 customers in the storm.”

To listen to the full audio story, which was narrated by Danielle Blanchette, click here. You can also email us at or visit the podcast page for more information and to listen to the past fwo podcast episodes in the Storm Stories series. We look forward to hearing from you.

Storm Stories Podcast Series
Listen to the other two parts of the series by clicking on the links below.

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