HAYMARKET, Va. — Dominion Energy is no longer seeking to build power lines through a northern Virginia community where descendants of a freed slave have lived for decades.

The Washington Post reports the company is instead asking for permission to build the 230,000-volt lines along Interstate 66. That’s according to a statement that accompanied a legal filing with the State Corporation Commission.

Dominion says the route along Carver Road in Prince William County that would have affected the descendants of Livinia Blackburn Johnson is “not constructible,” because of the reluctance from county officials to grant necessary easements.

The power line is tied to plans for a new data center in the Haymarket area.


Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com