(Danville, VA) – The severe thunderstorm that rolled through the Danville area Wednesday night left nearly a thousand customers without power, mostly in the southern part of the city. A spokeperson for Danville Power and Light says there were a few actual lightning strikes, but for the most part it was the sheer intensity of the electricity coming from the storm that opened switches, cutting off power in those areas. She says this was an unusual situation because the outages were very scattered. Homes at one end of a street may have power, while their neighbors further up had none. The spokesperson says most power was restored by 4 am.