RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators are holding hearings in Winchester and Purcellville in April to receive public comment on Dominion Virginia Power’s plan to rebuild a transmission line in northern Virginia.

Dominion is proposing to rebuild its 500-kilovolt line from Mt. Storm in West Virginia to the Doubs substation in Maryland. The 99-mile line runs through Frederick, Clarke, and Loudoun counties and would be rebuilt within the existing right-of-way.

Dominion has said the line constructed in 1966 must be rebuilt to maintain service.

The State Corporation Commission said it will hold a hearing in Winchester on April 5 and in Purcellville on April 6. Another hearing is set for June 20 in Richmond.

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