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Power Turned Off in Waycroft-Woodlawn for Tree Maintenance

by ARLnow.com December 6, 2010 at 9:09 am 1,282 6 Comments

Dominion is shutting off the power to 82 homes in the Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhood today so that a contractor can perform tree maintenance near power lines.

The maintenance comes just under three weeks after a strong storm felled trees and knocked out power to homes in the area, near Virginia Hospital Center.

The power will be shut off from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Dominion said in a letter to affected residents. The work is being performed “near the primary line that feeds [the] neighborhood,” according to the letter.

  • Rover

    Hope everyone has gas heat…

    • Sgt. Hartman

      Unless you’re using hot water radiators with that gas, you’ll need electricity to run a fan in a force air system.

      • mehoo

        Hope everyone has a fireplace or wood stove.

      • Freezing Cold

        I think you need electricity for the water pump too, unless you have some solar panels and batteries.

    • Hottotrot

      Let get some heat up in here

  • SD

    I hope everyone was given proper notice. This happened in our neighborhood 2 summers ago for 2 days in a row and we were given notice from Dominion via a letter stuck on our day on the DAY of. Lucily it was a cool summer, but I had an infant and the in-home daycare on our street was left scrambling.

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