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Putting power lines underground would reduce outage repairs, utility says

Va. Power could mitigate outages, but cost is major question

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:04 pm, Tue Nov 4, 2014.

Putting Dominion Virginia Power’s most frequently damaged power lines underground would sharply speed power restorations after major storms, according to the company’s preliminary analysis.

“We’ve taken a fresh look at undergrounding,” said Rodney Blevins, Dominion Virginia Power’s vice president of distribution operations.

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