Aug. 17, 2022 - UPDATE: Electricity restored to most of downtown; City Hall building closed for Aug. 17.
EARLIER: A power outage is affecting much of downtown, including City Hall, and Dominion estimates it will stretch into the afternoon. Because of that, City Hall has closed for the day.
Ruppert Sargent and the Hampton History Museum are not affected and remain open. According to the Dominion Power map, the outage extends roughly from LaSalle Avenue in the west almost to Mercury Boulevard in a narrow band just north of Settlers Landing Road to just past the Bright's Creek area.
Drivers in that area should be approach intersections with caution, as traffic lights may be affected.
City employees who are based at City Hall are working from home when possible.