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UPDATE (3): Thousands Still Without Power in Arlington

by ARLnow.com — June 30, 2012 at 11:12 am 28,607 360 Comments

Update at 8:00 p.m. — The number of Dominion customers without power in Arlington has dipped below 50,000 — as of 7:55 p.m. it stands at 49,921 — for the first time since the storm. That’s down from the peak of 68,000 customers without power in the county immediately after the Friday night storm.

County Manager Barbara Donnellan earlier released a statement about the cleanup effort.

“It will take several days for life to get back to normal,” she said. “We urge people to stay out of the heat, stay hydrated, drive safely and check on their neighbors.”

Update at 4:55 p.m. — Long lines have been reported at local gas stations, with at least two stations even reportedly running out of gas. Many local grocery stores have also sold out of ice. The Pentagon City food court was very crowded as of 2:00 this afternoon, with many using it as a refuge.

Update at 4:35 p.m. – Arlington County is urging residents to check on neighbors, especially “those who are elderly or who have limited mobility.” If their homes are hot due to a lack of air conditioning, the county recommends taking them to a local cooling center (see list, below).

Also, the county is advising those without phone service to go to a local fire station if unable to dial 911. 

County Manager Barbara Donnellan declared a local emergency for Arlington around 12:30 p.m.

Earlier: The powerful storm that ripped through the region last night has left about 60 percent of Arlington County without power, according to authorities.

Winds of up to 70 miles per hour caused widespread damage across Arlington last night. Trees and large branches fell across roads and highways, utility lines were knocked down, newspaper boxes and other debris was blown into streets, and some roofs were damaged. Facing hundreds of calls, police and firefighters were often limited to simply placing cones, police tape and flares around downed trees in the roadway. In one instance, however, a half dozen residents helped two police officers remove a tree from the southbound lanes of George Mason Drive near Pershing Drive.

As of 4:30 p.m., Dominion was reporting 51,101 customers without power in Arlington, down from 58,878 customers just after noon. Though Dominion was not providing estimates of when power will be restored, county officials said it could be a while.

“It appears that it may be a number of days before power is fully restored,” the county told reporters. As a result of the power outages, Arlington has closed all three of its publicly-accessible pools. Some 80 traffic signals were dark as of this morning; drivers are reminded to treat non-functioning traffic lights as a four-way stop.

The power outages and downed trees are also affecting Metro. While WMATA says most of the Metro system is operating normally, a power outage at Courthouse station has prompted Metro to close the station and set up bus service between Rosslyn and Clarendon. Some Metrobus service has been detoured or delayed by downed trees, including the 7A, 7F, 16A and 16B lines.

Cell phone service was also spotty in parts of the county — including the Courthouse, Clarendon and Columbia Pike areas — and a number of Twitter users were reporting a loss of cable and landline phone service. Arlington County says its non-emergency number (703-558-2222) is experiencing problems, but is still encouraging residents to call 911 only in the event of an emergency.

With another heat advisory in effect today (see below), Arlington has started compiling a list of cooling centers for residents without power. Along the places to take refuge are:

  • Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
  • Madison Community Center (3829 N. Stafford Street)
  • Dept. Parks & Rec Trades Center (S. Taylor Street, just off S. Arlington Mill Dr.)
  • Pentagon City Mall (1250 S. Hayes St.)
  • Aurora Hills Library (735 S. 18th St.)
  • Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)

The National Weather Service issued the following Heat Advisory for today:

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING… … EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES… 100 TO 105 DEGREES.

* TEMPERATURES… IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S.

* IMPACT… RISK OF HEAT EXHAUSTION OR OTHER HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING OR THOSE SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS… STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM… STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK IN ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE… RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK… THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR-CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 9 1 1.

According to the Capital Weather Gang, another line of severe storms is possible later today.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a State of Emergency for the state. According to the governor’s office, 2.5 million people are without power throughout Virginia — the largest non-hurricane power outage in Virginia history. The governor’s office also confirmed six fatalities as a result of falling trees during the storm.

Photos below courtesy Brian W., Brendan L., Jason G., Breandan M., @maureenhoch, @Aggathug, @Wink303, @acsjacobson, @Greg_Hudson, @whitae4000, Keith H., @snowbrdchick99, @SRod17, @KenHagemann, @gogogaryo

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    Landline down. Power out. No booze. Getting sweaty. Think I’ll head over to the Days Inn and see if one of the girls will give me a sponge bath.

    • tabby

      Thought you liked the boys.

      • Desperate times

        call for desperate measures!

        Now if only the spanglish troll could explain to us what a “derecho” storm is.

        • http://gwbthird@gmail.com geebee

          News to me, but according to the Washington Post, “This kind of fast-moving, long-lived, large, and violent thunderstorm complex is known as a derecho.”

        • Trish

          You can look it up on Wikipedia.

      • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

        Very observant there Tabby.

    • CSJ

      I was glad to see they are bringing in utility repair folks from other states.. that will hopefully help. I wish the County would open more facilities for those without power… Even in the county offices, there are large areas that could be used.. add some form of TV for kids, etc.. or at least more charging stations for people so their phones will work as so many do not have land lines any more…

  • Clarendon

    Just got cell service back (AT&T). Power came back a bit earlier, now nothing

  • Michael

    Do the cooling centers accept dogs?

    • JohnB2

      Maybe call the PetSmart down on 50 and see if they have power. Pets are usually welcome there.

      Another idea would be to play in the creek at Bluemont Park.

  • mark

    Power back in courthouse. But no fios yet.

    • dsgnchk

      Not all of Courthouse – N. Adams/Lee Highway still without power.

      • Tb001g

        Is n Adams and lee hwy power back?

  • JohnB2

    Update from the Library: Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Westover and Shirlington branches now closed today.

    Central, Aurora Hills, Glencarlyn will be open to 6 p.m., one hour later than usual. All have A/C, public computers, WiFi.

  • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

    many pools cannot open b/c the phone systems are down and thus there is no 911 access.

  • BlueLoom

    Near Nottingham school: no pwr, no landline, no cell service (Verizon). Wifi at central library working like a champ, but they just announced that the elevator to the garage is out.

  • Swag

    Bout time we had a decent storm.

    Power was out for about 13 hours. Cell service is still out (AT&T).

    Wandered around a bit this morning. Didn’t see any trees down, but at the apartment building on the corner of Clarendon and Barton some scaffolding blew down and one of those lift things that they have been using to replace windows was blown around the side of the building and looked stuck. One of the glass doors at the Wells Fargo was shattered. Didn’t see anything else worth mentioning.

    • Charleston Resident

      Hmm. I wonder if they got my windows replaced before the storm hit… I’m out of town.

  • Michael H.

    The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is closed until further notice, because of storm damage. They will reopen after they have checked the safety of all the tents and other structures. But that won’t happen today.

  • http://www.guusbosman.nl Guus

    FiOS is back in Court House

    • mark

      In courthouse. Have fios. Tv is back but no internet yet.

      • mark

        Internet back now too. Hope everyone else gets their power back soon.

    • FIOS

      Come on Murray!

  • CourthouseChris

    I’m cooling off at the Artisphere right now. It’s kind of a neat space. A very empty space…But a good spot to recharge my literal and figurative batteries.

  • kc

    Was thinking of heading to the Artisphere which is nearby until power came back at 1PM. The ice cream is saved. Yay.

    • CourthouseChris

      That wouldn’t happen to be Colonial Village with restored power would it?

  • 22201 for 12

    Anyone know the state of Colonial Village II? Can I come home now?

    • 22201 for 12

      Turns out I do….Not on yet.

      • CourthouseChris

        I’m waiting on this too… I’ll post here if I hear anything.

      • WM

        I saw some down cables on CVII. Rhodes street by the small creek crossing to troy street. A tree snapped and took some cables.

  • Dan

    Does anyone know if power is on around N. Scott Street?

  • shoes

    How about the state of Bennett Park in Rosslyn? Does anyone know if the power is back on?

  • ShirliMan

    Shirlington?

  • candygirl

    is there power at The Brittany on South Four Mile RUn Drive?
    Thanks.

  • wrong night to be out

    last night was having a visit with friends when the power went out around 10:30 (nottingham area.) waited til the storm died down a bit around 11:20 and then attempted to drive home to the donaldson run area. lights on wmsburg and yorktown blvd were all out. got down yorktown almost to the glebe rd overpass when, in the darkness, i nearly drove into a downed power line and pole. turned around, and went toward geo mason drive, where there was a big branch of something blocking the road. wiggled through the neighborhood until i hit n 26th street. i’ve never been so happy as to see the old dominion/26th st traffic light working!

    were very lucky; had power, just no fios. now, have internet but still no phone. am grateful, but boy, what a terrible night to be out.

  • DD MEOW

    Anyone know if power is up around Clarendon Metro, or Clarendon Grill.

  • Mike

    Power still out in Lyon Park, and you can’t get through to Dominion. Looks like it’s gonna be awhile…

    • Danville Mayor

      Power is now on at Danville and 9th in Lyon Park. Thankfully. Spotty cell service. Cable (comcast) back up.

    • PoundPup

      Waiting to see power back in Bedford Park Condos….? Any word from that area? Last checked at 1230 and it was out then…assuming still is?

      • Michael

        Don’t know if anyone answered you, but I’m in Bedford Park and the power was restored around 5.

  • http://www.bloggingthebracket.com Chris D

    Has the power come back on in Radnor Heights/Fort Myer Heights? Thank you!

    • kc

      yes. I’m on Meade St. and we have power as of 1 PM.

      • http://www.bloggingthebracket.com Chris D

        Thanks. I may stay away a bit longer, at least until there’s a more solid forecast for tonight, but that’s good news.

        • FIOS

          Wait until Labor Day

  • Nicole

    Power came on around noon at Sheffield Court. Went to Target around 12:30, it was open and taking cards, but only about 4 registers were open.

  • Novadweller

    Any power in the Arlington Village area? I want to go home…

    • tabby

      Nope. Estimates i heard, 3 to 55 days.

      • tabby

        Ha. Phone typing fail. Up to/five days

  • L

    Does anyone know if Archstone Ballston Square has power?

    • PoundPup

      No, but rest assured they’ll raise your rent now.

  • Neighbor

    Dear everyone in the DC Metro area: if the traffic lights at an intersection are not working, all vehicles coming to the intersection must stop. Yield to the vehicle to you right. This is the law. Traffic wouldn’t be nearly as bad if people would exercise some common courtesy (and follow the law).

    • Nitin

      I second the four-way stop rule. Unfortunately, it looks like no one learned this (or conveniently forgot about it).

      • Arlingtonian

        Ugh, I was just noticing that myself!!!

      • Trish

        Sadly, people don’t know how to handle four-way stops that are actually meant to be four-way stops. No one seems to know about the whole yielding to the car on your right thing.

        • replytothat

          whoever gets to the intersection first goes through first.

    • 4 way stop

      means all 4 wait for me!

    • Your Mom

      The thousands of people from other countries that now live in NOVA are the problem drivers to begin with?

  • Outoftown

    Anyone know about 2201 Wilson? We’re flying home from vacation and trying to figure out if we have power..,

    • http://www.guusbosman.nl Guus

      Yes, I live there. 2201 Wilson never lost power. Lost FiOS in the morning but that’s back up.

  • IsItOnYet?

    Any word on Ballston? I’m out of town an wondering if I should come home early?

    • Jason S.

      Some buildings were fine, others not fine. Which building are you in?

      • IsItOnYet?

        Windsor Plaza. Thx for your reply.

        • everwood1

          I’m across the street @ Westview – we’ve had power throughout with the exception of a few seconds right as the storm hit. FiOS cable and Internet were down until about mid-day. As of 8:50 pm we still don’t have Verizon landline service. The area around our buildings has held up well. Grateful for no real power loss.

          • IsItOnYet?

            Thanks so much for the info! Reassuring.

        • Utah ST

          Windsor Plaza never lost power (more than a blink to reset clocks).

  • SteveB

    We kept power on the edge of Clarendon and Cherrydale, but Comcast and Verizon cell service went out. The cell service came back around 1pm.

  • dsgnchk

    Would love to know if Potomac Towers has power restored.

    • RN

      Would love to know this as well!

      • potomac towers===

        was just renamed potomac rubble……sorry

      • Westcoastgirl

        Potomac towers still looks out. Other side of the street is on though, as are surrounding buildings.

    • RN

      It’s back on!

  • Nitin

    Anyone know if the N Cleveland St area (north of Lee Highway, by the 7-11) has power?

    • Aries

      I called Dominion, they have no idea when the power will be back

      • Nitin

        Dominion’s outage map could use some work. Hard to tell who has power and who doesn’t.

  • Kent brockman

    How about 1800 Wilson? Anything?

    • Jill

      No power at 1800 Wilson yet – according to the Site Manager there is no update from Dominion as to when power will be restored.

  • swat

    Any power at Courtland Towers in Courthouse?

    • kate todd

      Yes, Courtland Towers got power back earlier this afternoon and comcast cable and internet are working

  • PoundPup

    First world problems.

    • Arlingtonian

      First world cliches

  • J V

    Anything about river house in pentagon city. Saw a breaker explode there last night. 1600 building, the only way out of the parking lot is to drive under a downed line on a tree. The back way out onto army navy is blocked by a downed tree.

    • R.Davies

      Dominion Virginia reviewed the situation and taped off that area.
      Repair ETA is anyone’s guess.
      Downed tree was moved to one side of drive.

  • Yay!

    Sam’s Corner has power!

    Their gelato is sublime!

  • nom de guerre

    Todays special at Sam’s Corner features a hat tip to the Gulf Coast-a Po Boy featuring fried gulf shrimp encrusted in panko bread crumbs on a Donaldson Run sub roll with an Old Bay aioli, aged domestic provolone with sliced, locally sourced heirloom tomatoes, sweet Vidalia onions and sustainable micro-greens. Only Available to customers who have no electric power. Truly a VIBRANT sandwich. At ease. That is all.

    • tabby

      Mmm
      Old bay

  • Reserve at Clarendon Centre

    Anyone know if the power is back on at the Reserve at Clarendon? I want to go home but not if it’s 100 degrees in my apartment.

    • nom de guerre

      Not to worry, the temperature is only 96 degrees.

    • PoundPup

      I don’t know…but I hope all those 4-legged friends in that complex are somewhere safe.

    • Clarendon Cougar

      Grrrrr

  • Jim

    As of a half hour ago, still dark on S Columbia Pike. Food in the fridge is starting to smell. Dominion is screwing over us on that end. Car is now my phone charger…

  • Don

    Is anyone near Columbia Pike and South Courthouse and knows the power situation out there?

    • Arlingtonian

      Back on as of just now

    • joan

      The power came on about 4:55 p.m. on South Courthouse, south of Columbia Pike.

      • Don

        Thanks guys!

  • Al

    Any idea about Columbia Pike/Scott Street area?

    • nom de guerre

      Yes.

      • Al

        Any power??

  • b

    kind of curious… why the parade or whatever along 4 mile run drive was still taking place if there’s a local and state emergency… saw at least 20 police officers there doing street blocking stuff.

    ???

    • Loocy

      Agreed, can’t believe they were towing cars and blocking streets when they could have been better utilized at all the dead-light intersections.

  • Novadweller

    Arlington village just got power back followed by several large booms.

    • AV Dweller

      Several large booms? Yikes. Power is on, though? I live on Barton but taking refuge out of town at present…

      • Novadweller

        On Barton here as well and so far it is staying on… No idea what the booms were. Did you see the tree down in 1200 block? Crazy.

        • AV Dweller

          Yes! Can’t believe how perfectly it missed the houses and cars. Our car was totaled by a tree on Barton last year. Thanks for the power updates, much appreciated!

    • tabby

      Not in my area of the village.

      • Novadweller

        Sorry tabby, hopefully your area is next. Pike restaurants have food beer and ac!

        • tabby

          Drafthouse, bangkok, twisted etc. Lost it again.

      • AVer

        Is your power back on? I think I’m in the same area and wondering whether to go home.

  • Rick

    Sprint service is abysmal in Arlington, still.

    • sprint?

      no change there then. glad to see they are unaffected by the storm

  • Steph

    Does anyone know if there is power at Fort Myer Drive, Westmoorland Terrace Condominiums?

  • DeportEmAll

    I’m in Japan on business, with family here too. House a block from N 18th and Glebe is empty. Anyone know if that neighborhood (Waverly Hills) has power?

    • DeportEmAll

      Good news: neighbor reports we have power. It never failed.

      • KJ

        Aww man we’re on 15th and Glebe in Waverly Hills and still without power.

      • Seriously2

        That general area is surprisingly mostly on. We’re at N 20th and Kentucky and never lost it (just some flickering at the height of the storm). No cable though.

  • BallstonNOTBoston

    Dominion is weak sauce bro. How unprepared we are for any type of threat on our power grid is absolutely insane and very eye opening. This was a 40 minute wind storm…

    Just checked into a Hotel in DC. AC, roomservice, wifi and cold BEER!!!

    • nom de guerre

      Suitcase and a PROPER SLICE? Any powdered garlic, bro?

      • Not now

        Really, could you just stop for today? People are trying to help each other and your being a tool is polluting the thread. Start a forum for inanities if that’s what you want to contribute.

        • mark

          +1

    • Seriously????

      and VaDOM was supposed to do what??? Have crews holding onto trees so they didn’t fall over. Since you’re already there, stay in DC for couple of months and let us all know how you like it.

      • BallstonNOTBoston

        This hotel is way too expensive for a couple of months but i will stay until the AC is back – how’s no power?

        This heat is clearly making you cranky – i hear there are still rooms at the Palomar.

        Have a beer brah, calm down!

        • WeiQiang

          + 1

      • Greg

        Oh, I don’t know. More underground power? Take the trees out of the equation.

      • Seriously2

        I agree. I’m sick of hearing about Quincy-whatever and the stinky halls. Suck it up.

    • Id

      Imagine a terrorist attack how up a creek this town would be in. BUG OUT is the solution.

  • David

    Power in Alcova Heights?

    • Alcoa resident

      Not yet

  • Southarlingtonclownquestion

    Any news about Fairlington?

  • Elizabeth

    Is anyone still having issues with Cell phone (sprint?)

  • Ay caramba

    Anyone know if the power is back on at [insert apartment I pay way too much for]?

    In all seriousness though, I hope everyone is ok and that everyone’s power, if not back yet, is back soon.

  • candygirl

    does anyone know about power on South Four Mile RUn Drive in Arlington?
    THanks

    • Sparlington

      Just tried to call the desk. No answer.

    • ArlDon

      S. Four Mile is spotty. West Village has it (knock on wood), but past Walter Reed toward Shirlington Rd appears to be dark, as is all of Shirlington Village. Big ol’ power pole snapped in half right there at Barcroft Park.

  • Set the controls

    Dangerous driving around cars lined up for gas in Culmore.

    Dominion crews did prodigious work last summer and fall (surgically) pruning trees around power lines. They did great work, but the other half of the goal, keeping power lines intact, is to keep power lines away from the trees. You can never prune enough.

    Many trees came down in Arlington parks. Commendably Arlington plants many trees, but I don’t think the county is prepared to maintain its plantings.

  • Dominon

    Any power in the Dominion Tower? Thanks.

    • joan

      Since 4:55 pm

  • rachel

    Is power back on in Cherrydale, does anyone know?

  • Jerome

    Toasted watermelon anyone?

    • WeiQiang

      …. with fried testicles?

  • tj

    An word on power restoral in Chain Bridge Forest? Thanks.

  • Bret

    Colonial Village 2 is still down. Not sure if any of CV’s have power from the look of it. Power is on all around it though, except for north on lee highway. Most of those shops are closed until you hit the giant.

    • Arlgal

      As far as I know, CV 1 is still out too. We went to a hotel tonite, fingers crossed it’s back tomorrow!!

    • jaybee

      Just got a robo call from Dominion asking me if my power is back on. Apparently they fixed something near Colonial Village, just not the power. :(

      • vb

        I live near Colonial Village – power is back on as of 10am

  • Andy

    The power is out for me at Filmore gardens in South Arlington. It flicked on for the second at 8:05 and then went out again. My neighbors have power strangely enough.

    • JQSkate

      Any updates on Fillmore Gardens??

  • brian

    Power in Archstone Ballston Place (901 North Pollard Street, Arlington, VA 22203)? We’re returning to town.

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      Doubtful. It’s down at Quincy Plaza.

      You should probably call the front desk before venturing back.

      • KH

        Power came back in Quincy Plaza and Ballston Place about 10PM.

        • brian

          Thank you!

          • KH

            Sorry, I spoke too soon.

        • Alan

          I’m in Quincy Plaza and it’s still dark. Anyone have an update? Seems like everywhere around us has power back.

          • KH

            Unfortunately, it was only back on for about 30 min. Seems the whole block is back out again.

  • Resident

    Columbia pike down Wayne lost power around six…any news there?

  • Googla

    Shirlington Village is back up. Samual Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub is open for bidness.

  • cabanagirl

    Power in arlington hgts?

    • Rachel

      Not yet on S Irving.

  • Arlington cat

    If your fios is out, unplug it at the transformer box and press the reset button on the outlet the box is plugged into. That should reset your fios.

  • marie antoinette

    Good Grief…How about GET IN YOUR CAR and find out yourselves if the power is back on where you live? Not trying to be rude…but is the expectation that the power faery will log on to Arlnow.com and tell you if your neighborhood is powered back up? LoL.

    • mark

      Not trying to be rude… and yet… What’s wrong with everyone trying to help each other out?

    • CourthouseChris

      Yes, power fairy or neighbor – whichever you think is more likely. Personally I’m not inclined to believe in such fairies.

    • Michael H.

      It’s better for people to ask over the Internet. Fewer cars on the roads means fewer chances for accidents, and better access for clean-up crews.

    • Michael H.

      In addition, some gas stations have run out of gas and lines are forming. Why should people drive around needlessly when they can ask about power updates online?

    • Trish

      Good grief…Have you tried driving through some of these neighborhoods with trees down everywhere and traffic lights out? Not worth the drive if power is still going to be out.

    • Calabria

      Some of us were at work all day yesterday, and had no other way to check if power was on except for this website… phone service was spotty throughout the day.

  • nom de guerre

    It’s the end of the world as you know it.

    If your power is out, just stick your fingers in the outlet and wait until you feel a shock. Your power has been restored and you can resume your life.

  • Well don’t you sound charming

    “Not trying to be rude.”

    Well, you failed.

    • brian

      :)

  • Becoming indifferent

    I had power all day, then it went out about 7:30 pm. But people across the street around Pershing and Washington Blvd. have power. Weird.

    • gruntled

      Repair crews have to de-energize grids they are working on for safety; a downed tree half a mile away may force the crew to shut off power to your neighborhood while they clean up.

  • Martha

    Anyone in North Fairlington have power?

  • Mary

    Plans to check into the holiday inn in ballston tomorrow but unable to reach them by phone…may be a bad sign… Does anyone know if they have power?

    • RN

      They do, I have a friend staying there.

  • ODCASteve

    Can anyone explain the sudden urge to fill one’s car with gas? If they have power now, they’ll most likely have it later….

    • Swag

      They’re likely getting gas for their generators.

    • gruntled

      People are using their cars to keep the toys that entertain everybody charged up.

  • tj

    Guess no good news about North Arlington. Good luck everybody.

  • Andrew

    Power just came back on at Wilson & Pollard intersection. I could hug a Dominion repair guy.

    • Birthday Girl

      Does anyone know if there is power at the Hawthorn. Corner of Wilson and Pollard?

  • Cate

    Does anyone with Comcast have functioning Internet and/or cable?

    • chanel

      No comcast cable nor internet connection in crystal city since for the past 24 hours..how about othersthat use comcast??

      • Cate

        I’m in the Columbia Pike area and nothing since about 12:45 last night.

        • joan

          I don’t know the Comcast status from when power went out on Friday night until 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, but when power came back, Comcast cable was working fine.

          One of the funniest sights on Saturday, was a Comcast van in my building’s parking lot to do an install/service call. With no power and no idea when it was coming back, watching TV was not high on anyone’s list of things to do.

    • yrb

      yes.
      worked since the power was restored around 2pm
      Clarendon

    • Michael H.

      Comcast cable never stopped working for me last night (Crystal City).

      • chanel

        Odd..what block or street are you at in crystal city? I’ve had no connections since the strom..

  • 22a rider

    Half of North Fairlington (the side south of 30th st) had power restored around 7.

  • Brent

    Warning: ACPD is in force tonight, pulling over drivers that are not stopping at intersections without working traffic signals.

    • Sikudhani

      Warning: Drivers are out in force tonight, not stopping at intersections without working traffic signals.

      • Trish

        +1

  • Alcoa resident

    Alcova heights is still out. Temps in the high 80′s, trying to sleep in the basement.

  • Margo

    I’m in Pasadena, CA, and can’t get through to my mother on Fillmore & Beauregard (Goodwin House retirement center). Does anyone know if there is power in that area/

    • Jessie

      The cell phone reception across several carriers (Verizon, Virgin Mobile) is spotty so that may be why you’re having difficulty reaching her. Let’s hope it gets restored soon.

    • Loocy

      Margo, I just saw your note. Goodwin House got their power back on at about 8 pm Saturday. Land lines were unusable Saturday, but started working intermittently Saturday night. It got warm on Saturday, but they were keeping the residents advised and seem to be operating fine now.

  • Kk2416

    Any news on Lyon Park? Around 17th and Kirkwood?

  • Matt

    Any idea about Walter Reed and Columbia Pike area? (near the Draft House)?

    • Jessie

      It’s out along most of Walter Reed.

      • JQSkate

        Any updates?

  • MyHood

    Seriously frustrated here. The whole neighborhood from Crystal City up to Kent street has power but after Kent nothing. Where do we live? You guessed it, between Kent and Lynn. Oh, and the next door neighbor’s generator mocks me as all our newly purchased groceries melt. Sigh.

  • InDC4Now

    South Fairlington anyone? Fairlington Arbor/36th st area update would be great, I hope we get power back tomorrow

  • Jessie

    It was so hot that I had to sleep at a friend’s house 20 miles away. All the hotels were booked up.

  • ShirlingtonCondoOwner

    if anyone has AC & is will to open their home to 2 adults and 1 dog, please let us know.

  • Alan

    Anyone heard anything about why Quincy Plaza remains dark?

  • chuck norris

    Anyone know about the Clarendon Apts (1200 N Herndon St) ?

  • Alex

    Been a weird day. In the Barcroft neighbhoor of South Arlington (near Columbia Pike and George Mason) many streets had a few brief outages during the storm, but for the most part nothing sustained. Then today the power went out at 3:45 pm even though it was clear out. I can only imagine Dominion re-routed our neighborhood’s power somewhere else.

    At any rate, I’ve been using the car + an inverter to have some temporary power here and there, but I hope we get up and running soon. Cooling with a battery operated fan is not going to cut it tomorrow.

    • Cate

      I’m in that area too and my power came back last night…I went out to dinner and it was back by 8. It seems to vary from one block to the next.

      • Alex

        Still out here near 8th St S and Buchanan. Saw crews a few blocks up at 6th St S and Pershing, though.

        It looks like the neighbors behind us just got their power back, so hopefully soon!

  • Jim

    Power came back on at the Serrano at 5:40 AM p\on the South end of Columbia Pike. Haven’t gone out yet to see about the street of the nearby businesses.

    • joan

      The west end of Columbia Pike for those who think it runs East-West. (Or the “forgotten” end for those who think the Pike only runs from Walter Reed to S Wayne St.)

  • JnA

    Many, many seniors with pre-existing medical conditions feeling ill and calling 911. NO ONE should stay in a home, condo, or apartment when the interior temp is 85+ unless the person is young, healthy, and doesn”t have pets.

  • saysay

    Is Quincy still without power

  • Arlington Ridge

    Does anyone know where we can buy ice today? Any sightings of ice in stock would be much appreciated!

    • Michael

      Harris Teeter announced that they are dispatching trucks full of free ice to nine area stores including the one on North Glebe today. Their press release says they are starting at 8AM.

    • Swag

      Virginia Square Giant has several pallets of it (as of 8am). Get it before it melts!

  • Dominion Power Outage Map

    Link to Dominion’s outage map:
    http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/index.html

    It’s not as specific as I’d like (ie, it won’t show if your home is up|down), but it does give you an idea of which areas are still affected.

    Also, pretty much all of Virgnia east of Lynchburg got schwacked. Perhaps they’ll start investing in underground power lines now?

  • saysay

    Is Quincy still without powerIs Quincy still without power

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      I’m also trying to figure out if Quincy is still down – tried calling the front desk but i’m getting the “not in service” which is clearly not a good sign…

      • Swag

        Several places have power but no phone service.

    • IntheDark

      As of 10am, Quincy was still dark. No staff at the front desk/leasing office…just somebody sweeping the floor.

      Bonnie – Where are you?

      • BallstonNOTBoston

        She’s probably in a Hotel – speaking of which, can we deduct July’s rent to include hotel charges?!?!

        • QP Rez

          no, already tried. I asked Bonnie this morning why she didn’t try and see why they didn’t try and get group rates at a local hotel for any residents without a place to stay and her response to everything was “there was nothing we could do”

  • http://nationleprechaun.com/ jinushaun

    Crazy storm. I was outside grilling some chicken when the stormed rolled in. Went from calm to all out wind, rain and lightning within seconds! Fortunately, finished cooking the chicken without incident.

    I don’t understand all the rush to get gas during times like these.

    • Swag

      Generators.

      • Henry

        I thought the same thing, but I truthfully don’t see *that* many people in Arlington having generators…

        • Opie

          Not that many. I went around north Arlington yesterday and counted maybe 1 generator for every two or three neighborhood blocks. I was actually surprised there were than many.

      • ODCASteve

        A few gas cans, but mostly people gassing up their cars…I just don’t get it.

  • Not a Comcast fan

    Any info on Comcast? I am out of town and trying to decide if I come home or go elsewhere. I care more about Internet access for work than the tv. I cannot locate an outage map online and, per company policy, the customer service reps are not helpful. Much appreciated if anyone has details. I live in the merdian in courthouse.

    • Swag

      should be fine

    • Utah ST

      Dunno about Courthouse, but I never lost Comcast in Ballston area. Power only blinked momentarily during storm.

    • ArLater

      Courtland Towers comcast is working fine

    • Cate

      Still not working for me by Columbia Pike, interesting if it’s on for everyone else.

      • jkt298

        I’m near Columbia Pike/Walter Reed, and I haven’t had Comcast TV since the storm. Called for an update, and since this is an area with widespread outages, they can’t even send a signal to my cable box to see if it’s working or if a power surge zapped it. Verizon internet works just fine.

        • Enna

          I still don’t have comcast at columbia pike and s walter reed

        • Cate

          I got my Internet back, but no television. I’ve got my modem plugged into the same power strip as the cable box, so I’d wager that they just don’t have the tv working yet.

  • Greg

    I keep checking Dominion’s website to see how much progress has been made. In the last hour, 5,000 more people in NoVa are without power. Not a good sign.

  • John

    Hello, we stayed with a friend on Fort Myer last night. No power outage issues on Myer-Henderson Hall. Our house is between Walter Reed and Wakefield HS (Claremont). Does anyone know if power has been restored to that area?

  • Southarlingtonclownquestion

    Harris Teeter is giving away free ice at all stores

  • BallstonNOTBoston

    Sorry for the repeat question – just trying to plan accordingly.

    Anyone know if Quincy Plaza (VA Square) has power restored?

    • Alan

      No power in Quincy Plaza. Apparently came in for 30 min last night at 1015, and then went out again. Front desk apparently has called and Dominion told them “they’re working on it.”

      • BallstonNOTBoston

        Thanks Alan – time to find another Hotel!

  • Jim

    Anyone have un update on the Reserve at Clarendon? Does the building have power?

  • JnA

    At least 20 Arlington residents with pre-existing medical conditions have died as a consequence of remaining in their overheated homes. Hundreds more have been taken to hospitals.

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      Source?

      • Swag

        His ass.

  • Adam

    Anyone have word on power at The Belvedere (1600 N Oak St)? It went out at 10pm Friday and was still out when I left Saturday moring at 8am. I’ve been calling the front desk phone # but keep getting a phone company message saying the call could not be completed because of service issues in the area. I’m assuming that means power is out, but I’m hoping power is back and it’s just the phones that are still out.

    • kc

      I’m just across Rt.50 from there and power in our neighborhood came back at 1 yesterday afternoon but phone service still had issues. Not sure if Belvedere has power but just because you can’t get through is not an indicator.

  • nom de guerre

    Does anyone know if the remote control for my bidet is working? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Arlington cat

      My 11 year old son
      Got a kick out of the bidet post.

  • FunTimes

    Power just turned on at Rosslyn Heights (those buildings without power that is) and Colonial Village (nearest to Rays) has its power back on as well.

  • Not now, either

    Again, could you just stop before you get started for today? You are barely tolerable during normal times because you are not nearly as funny as you think you are. During times like this, you are just a jerk. Again, go start a forum if you just have to type something stupid.

    • Not now, either

      The above was specifically for nom de guerre but it applies equally to Pups and WeiQiang and any of the half dozen other people who try too hard and too often.

      • WeiQiang

        Thanks for your input.

        • nom de guerre

          Suitcase or should we park at Boeing tomorrow?

          • WeiQiang

            I’m just concerned about the commute in the morning with the dead stoplights.

      • courthouse dude

        Agreed. It’s particularly obnoxious on this thread, but no matter what, those guys need to get new material or stop posting.

      • Dr_Klahn

        Yeah, can you stop being a clown?

  • saysay

    Can’t decide who sucks more Quincy or DOM

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      That’s a tough call – but I’ll be pretty damn livid if Quincy is the only apt complex w/o power come night fall…

  • Buckingham Bandit

    If you think these power outages are bad, just wait until the streetcar sucks up all the electricity from our local grid.

    • joan

      Well, since the streetcar will be high on the priority list — behind only VA Hospital Center, the police and fire departments — residents along Columbia Pike will get power restored long before anyone in north Arlington. Hmmm, maybe the streetcars is not all bad….

  • ABC123

    Hi,

    Does anyone know when power will come back for Barcroft apartment (S four mile run dr)? It seems weird as we only lost power on Saturday at 3:00 PM. If it was due to storm the power should have gone out on Friday night.

    thanks

    • Alex

      I’m in the same boat here. Not sure when it’s going to come back, though. You can try calling 1-866-366-4357 to report the outage and get an update.

      • Tabs

        hahahaha.

        Yeah, they don’t really want us to call. The update is “we know.”

  • ABC123

    Thanks Alex. Can you please post here once power is restored in Barcroft APT (s four mile run dr)? much appreciated. thanks.

  • BallstonNOTBoston

    Just got through to Dominion – rep I spoke with informed me they have not been given a timeframe of when power will be restored for Quincy Plaza…

    • Tabs

      How did you get a person? They’re probably in the Philippines.

  • saysay

    Same he said there is a crew assigned to Quincy. We must have the dumbest crew if every building around us has power

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      So technically since our rent includes utilities (power) shouldn’t we be able to have a prorated rent for June/July?

      • IntheDark

        Bet they bill us for the generator…

        • BallstonNOTBoston

          Bet we get 10 letters on our door in the next 2 days – telling us about new procedures and 15 new rules…

          Thanks Bonnie!

  • saysay

    Hope my renters insurance covers my spoiled food I just bought too

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      I’m not looking forward to how bad that place is going to smell – I’m checking out of my hotel in the next hour just to clean out our fridge before the zombies start smelling rotting meat!

  • WeiQiang

    If anyone is not using the Dom outage tracker, here is the link:

    http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/index.html

    One problem with it is that the affected neighborhood may appear to be affected, but the colored dot nearby covers hundreds of customers.

    • WeiQiang

      “… may appear to be NOT affected …”

      [this will make sense once my post is moderated properly]

  • RosslynHeights

    I got back power yesterday afternoon, but still have no internet. Does anyone know any ETA for Verizon DSL? (I need it for work tomorrow…)

  • Birthday Girl

    On my way home from out of town. Does anyone know if power is on at the Hawthorn – corner of Wilson and Pollard?

    • Andrew

      Yep. Came back around 1045pm last night.

  • Chelle

    Trying to check on elderly family in the Ballston area – any news of power on North Utah St off Washington Blvd?

    • TuesdaysChild

      My friend lives on Utah, about 6 blocks in from Wash BLVD. he has power. But I am not sure of the whole n’hood.

      • Chelle

        Thank you!!!

    • OO

      I’m only a block away from the corner of Utah & Washington Blvd, and I never lost power. It could vary block to block, but I would say there is a good chance that they are ok.

      • Chelle

        Awesome news! They live one block away as well – not on the Ballston side, so that makes me feel better. Just wish they had phone service or would use the internet. :)

    • Utah ST

      I live on Utah, we have power in the vicinity of Wash Blvd.

      • Chelle

        Thanks! I am beginning to relax a bit. We were up there for the last two weeks, and drove home to Texas starting Wednesday. Who would have thought we’d be cooler here than in Virginia!?

  • Brent

    Are the Ray’s restaurants open? (Like the Nice and Cheesy)

  • Yay!

    Power just came back at our place! I’m at glebe commons (off glebe near lee highway).

  • Mike Sands

    Does anyone know if power was restored to Yorktown Blvd in the Yorktown High School area? There were some lights on last night (a couple due to generators), but I didn’t have power this morning.

  • FreakEconomist22204

    I really appreciate ArlNOW through this event. I don’t know where Arlington County ‘communication resources’ are during this crisis, but since it seems they have adequate personnel to send out a broadcast email anytime a Board member passes gas, they should also have enough staff to send out some timely, useful email updates when directed communication to Arlington residents would be useful and needed. WaPo is good, but too broad; Arl County communications email support almost non-existent, so KUDOs to ArlNOW (and the individual user comments)!

    • WeiQiang

      I keep getting texts from ArlCo asking me to refer to emails that I don’t get.

      • CH

        check your spam filters? I’ve gotten those texts too and have had corresponding emails each time

      • Loocy

        Or texts instructing you to read emails that you can’t get because you have no electricity and no data plan.

  • Bobo

    Quincy Plaza is still the only apartment building without power in the Quincy/Nelson Fairfax/Wilson quadrant. The management is nowhere to be found and appears to be doing nothing.

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      as of 3:30 Power still down at Quincy Plaza.

      • InAHotel

        Just left Quincy Plaza at 4:00 for the Hilton at the Ballston Metro. Paul was out when I left.

        • InAHotel

          Power, not Paul. I’m Paul. I’m also delirious, apparently.

          • Nitin

            Are there any rooms left? How much are they charging?

          • BallstonNOTBoston

            Nope – just called myself. Hilton is booked as is the Westin.

  • nom de guerre

    Could anyone tell me if I could get a PROPER SLICE with an iced espresso and white chocolate gelato within a the radius of the range of an unladen european or african swallow?

  • Jose

    People from barcroft any word on the power yet?

  • MyHood

    Still nothing in the South Kent / Lynn corridor. Dog and I are sitting in the car with the air conditioner blasting. Thank goodness I got gas Friday morning. The neighbor’s generator still mocks me.

    • TXPRNCS generator

      *hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm*

      • MyHood

        Hey Thanks! TXPRNCS is the neighbor in question who is smarter than us and has the generator. They saved our food shortly after this post by letting us hook the fridge into the generator. The generator still mocks me but only because I have been on SO for years that we should get one and we never do. BTW TXPRNCS we left our cell phone numbers at your front door this morning so if the power comes back on I can come home and unplug from your generator. Again, GREAT BIG THANKS!

        • MyHood

          IMPOSTER! I just checked w/ the real TXPRNCSS and this was not their posting. Thanks again to them, but I know who you are – Ilsa’s dad. :-)

  • d’man

    I hope most of the wild bunnies in Alcova Heights survived the storm!!! I have only seen one baby bunny! =O
    Oh and power is still out here!

  • WeiQiang

    Arlington Ridge ( Kent St west) still without power.

    • WeiQiang

      …. the good news is that the downed tree across the power lines on 23rd St. is being monitored vibrantly by two squirrels. Not a Dom truck in sight.

      • MyHood

        I saw that. That tree has been my #1 suspect for our outage. Given that twenty third is a main drag I am shocked at how long it’s taking just to clear it away (leaving aside the lines it took with it).

  • Ariana

    does the harrison center have power back?

    • Loocy

      No power as of 8 pm tonight. Harris Teeter has a second generator so it is not so dark any more and they were putting some stuff back on the cold shelves.

  • Garden City

    I wish Dominion was better at giving out information. 2 days of “we know nothing” is getting old. They’ve done assessments; they know how your neighborhood is prioritized. The airlines finally learned that if you tell customers the truth even if it’s bad news, they tend to stay calm and not get irate. It’s the lack of info that gets people upset.

    • MyHood

      +1

    • MarceyRd

      I wonder what data they use to generate their interactive outage map.

      At first glance it looks cool, but then you realize the dots kind of overlap each other or in some cases are not specific enough to give you much block-by-block granularity. And everything I click on says there is no estimate of repair time.

      And food for thought: clicking on Arlington as a whole it says 36768 customers are without power, out of only 95821 total customers. Obviously their numbers are not based on individuals. Looks like you have to roughly double their reported numbers to estimate actual people.

      • Loocy

        Yes, a Dominion “customer” is a household or business. So it doesn’t correspond cleanly to # residents. Each “customer” could represent quite a few people. The dots in single family neighborhoods represent # homes, but everything else — businesses, schools, multifamily residences — it’s harder to say exactly how many people are affected. BTW, I heard a larger number for outages in Arlington this (Mon) am on WTOP. It said that sometimes power has to get shut off for a larger section while repairs are being made.

    • Jackfan

      +10000
      Power is still out in the Arlington Community (28th Rd near 4 Mile Run). Still no communication or ETA. The outage website indicated to my brother in law that their power was restored (Beverly Hills in Alexandria). They went home and it was still out. Dominion told them to resubmit their outage claim. Good times….

  • brian

    A lot of people were ‘moving cones’ and driving through ‘police yellow tape’ to get by road blocks …

    • WeiQiang

      I just wish that people would treat dead lights as stop signs. Out on the road, it’s the exception when people stop. The commute tomorrow will kill more people than the storm unless the word gets out and law enforcement drops the hammer.

  • Trish

    FYI, in case anyone has plans to go to Ballston Mall, I just came back from getting my hair cut there. It’s not as hot as outside, but it’s not very cool there, either. Well, if you’re in individual stores, it’s not so bad, but the interior non-store areas are pretty darn warm.

    • somefatguy

      Anything in the food court open?

      • Mike Sands

        Almost everything in the food court is open, but it’s packed down there.

      • Trish

        Almost everything, but you might not get a table.

  • Nitin

    Central Library is packed again. Wi-fi more sluggish than yesterday, though.

    • Loocy

      Central is staying open until 11 pm Sunday night for all of us power outage refugees. A/C, electricity, and internet, not to mention good lights and books, magazines, and newspapers!

  • 1800Wilson

    Any update on 1800 Wilson?

  • JohnB2

    From the Library: The Arlington County Fire Deptment is currently running a spray park at Central Library. All are welcome. They’re outside the northeast end of the building.

  • IntheDark

    July 6 is unacceptable,” Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said during a Sunday press conference in Gaithersburg, citing the goal Pepco cited of having 90 percent of homes restored Flanked by Gov. Martin O’Malley, Leggett said that, 40 hours after the storm hit, more crews from out of state should be arriving or in place. Pepco said Sunday that, with so many nearby areas affected by the storm, it had to call on many out of state crews from states as far away as missouri and texas. Many had yet to arrive but would be in Maryland in the next 24 to 48 hours, officials said. Leggett said it was taking too long. “We have known 40 hours ago that the storm hit and we didn’t have the availability of crews on the immediate area,” he said.

    Question – Where are Arlington County and VA public officials?

    • MarceyRd

      Not holding knee-jerk press conferences?

      Seriously, if you don’t have specific or realistic suggestions on how to speed things up, you have no business opining on how long it is going to take.

    • Nitin

      +1. Pepco deserves their fair share of criticism, but what about Dominion? It’s not like Dominion’s turning the power back on any faster than Pepco seems to be.

      • Slappy

        I never understand when people complain about the power not coming back on fast enough after a major weather event. It’s simple math – there’s over a million people without power, and there are only so many trucks and crews that can be committed to it, and it takes those guys time to make each repair – and I’m sure it’s no picnic for them either in the heat. Generally, repairs that will restore power to the largest number of people take priority over repairs that will restore power to small numbers of people. If you happen to fall in the second bucket that stinks, but that’s the way it goes – there’s always someone that will get fixed first and someone that will get fixed last – I’ve been both and I don’t demonize the power company for it. It’s not in their interest for people not to be consuming power so it’s not like they don’t throw all their resources into it and then some.

  • CH

    FYI – Whole Foods on Wilson is open and has plenty of food. I was surprised they didn’t have greater losses. Meat and seafood shelves are bare (although counters have both). They lost half their frozen (all the fruit/veggie/dinners)…. but still plenty of ice cream. Otherwise, everything is at normal levels.

  • Dave

    Yep, no power on Fort Scott Drive east of 23rd St either. Not encouraged by the fact that the tree down across a high voltage line was not on the list of an Arlington County employee who happened upon the roadblock. Good news is that it is on the list now.

    On the plus side, wonder if the 10 or 23 will pick me up in front of my house tomorrow.

  • Dave

    Also, the Dominion work list only features one site in Arlington. N 13th and Buchanan. I guess the rest of NoVa is higher priority

    • MarceyRd

      Yeah, but again I don’t trust that as being comprehensive. That’s what it said this morning, but people in this thread have got their power back today nowhere near that area.

  • Nitin

    Latest from the Dominion twitter: 80-85% expected to be restored by Tues night, 90-95% by Thurs night.

    Also, Central Library wi-fi moving much faster now.

  • MarceyRd

    Yo, I just checked the weather radar and there’s another one of those giant angry looking blobs over Indiana heading towards the east coast.

  • Bluemont

    Power back in Bluemont since last night.

    Home Depot in 7 Corners is open, BUT their power is mostly out, so you have be escorted by an employee! So the service is actually better than usual. Most of the lights and the a/c are out, but they still can take credit cards–go figure.

    • Bon Air mom

      What about SFW in the same complex? Needed to throw out all the dairy stuff & I need milk for my kiddo . . . thanks.

      • Bluemont

        Sorry–no idea. that’s across the street though. If I had to roll the dice I’d bet that it’s probably open.

  • Bret

    If anyone hears about Colonial Village 1, 2, and 3 please comment. As of 2 pm there was no power. I’m at work and want to know when it’s back on! Thanks!

  • BallstonNOTBoston

    6pm still no power at Quincy Plaza.

    Mgmt has been MIA for the past 24+ hours – front door is proped open, no security, hallways stink of trash.

    Dittmar needs to get their act together…

  • Quincy Plaza Resident

    The rent at Quincy Plaza includes utilities. Without electricity, the building is uninhabitable because everything in the building is electric. The problem is exacerbated because of the extreme heat. Furthermore, the trash shute is clogged; the building reeks of trash. Dittmar has violated basic landlord-tenant laws of Arlington and Virginia. Management has failed to communicate effectively with the residents and has disappeared from the building. Dittmar and Quincy Plaza management does not care about its residents.

    Residents should withhold from their next rent payment the pro-rated amount of the monthly rent for the number of days that the building has no power. There is no sense of paying for a service (utilities) that the landlord fails to provide. Dittmar will receive a huge refund on its electric bill from Dominion. Dittmar will not pass this on to the tenants at Quincy Plaza.

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      Let’s organize this – I’m a resident of Quincy Plaza, this is my 2nd night in an overpriced Hotel.

      Mgmt/Dittmar should at the bare minimum have someone onsight, anyone could enter that building right now as the doors are unsecured w/ zero security onsite.

      This is not acceptable and I hope the residents – not just the ones voicing their concerns on this forum will take this further.

      • saysay

        JJus want some free rentgroceriest

        • nom de guerre

          Your wish has been granted.

          • saysay

            SayHow

      • Buckingham Bandit

        Looks like your trendy highrise is a bunch of crap, bro.

      • QP Rez

        I want in on this. Bonnie was nowhere to be found yesterday and when I spoke to the conceirge on the phone I made a joke saying, “I bet she’s in air conditioning” and the conceirge responded “yeah, probably.” This morning I asked her why out of common decency did the management not make calls to local hotels to see if residents could be eligable for a group discounted rate or something. I would have paid $100 to have a cool place to sleep. Her response to everything was literally “there’s nothing we can do”. What a bunch of BS.

    • CW

      Yep. The complaining level on this board regarding this particular issue is way beyond “first world problems” and just into the realm of a complete disconnect from reality.

  • Quincy Plaza Tenant

    Dittmar and Dominion are ineffective and incompetent. Enough said.

    • Jackfan

      +1M on the Dominion assessment

  • saysay

    I better get a free month of rent at QuincyWeight

  • HC

    Any word on power at Fillmore Gardens?? We had power all day yesterday and came home to no power last night. At noon there was still no power.

    • Andy

      I dropped by around 5pm and there was no power in any of the buildings. It’s frustrating because all the newer (and more expensive) apartments are doing fine. You get what you pay for I guess.

      • InAHotel

        “You get what you pay for I guess.”

        Unless you pay to live at Quincy Plaza.

  • Brian

    Any word on The Arlington? Walter Reed between 7 and 4mile. Was still out as of 3pm.

  • Ballston Gardens resident

    Ballston Gardens (4216 N. Carlin Springs Road) lost its power for only about 10 minutes on Friday. However, that was enough to knock out the air conditioning.

    Nobody can inform the management’ maintenance office about this, because the office’s phone is not working. It gives a busy signal all the time.

    Management has not bothered to visit the property to check this out and call the repair company.

    It’s really miserable in here. The temperature inside is in the upper 90′s.

  • Ballston Gardens resident

    Correction. The address of Ballston Gardens is 4316 N. Carlin Springs Road, not 4216. It’s the three storey building southwest of The Carlin high-rise.

  • nunya

    Fillmore Gardens have power back yet? Any news?

  • River House (Pentagon City)

    1600 building S Joyce st.
    A building with 525 rooms is being stated as 150 people incident where it could be affecting up to 1500 or more people. Who else could they be doing this to!!!! Way do down size the issue Dominion, not very ethical but makes it look like less of a problem. The concierge was completely complacent on the power being out for multiple days.
    1400 building is up and has wifi and a/c for those who need. The smaller pool is also open at least some relief is around.

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