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And Then The Clouds Lifted

A brief thunderstorm that brought torrential rains to the area has knocked out power to more than 1,600 Dominion customers in Arlington.

The storm also knocked out traffic lights on Four Mile Run Drive, George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard. Police are directing traffic at a number of intersections, including several in the Courthouse area.

County offices at Courthouse Plaza are currently without power. A county communications system has also been affected by the outages.

Update at 3:40 p.m. — Power has been restored to county offices in Courthouse. A number of traffic lights are still flashing.

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