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Thousands Without Power in North Arlington

Update at 11:10 p.m. — Currently 907 customers in Arlington are without power, according to Dominion.

(Updated at 9:50 p.m.) More than 5,000 Dominion customers were without power in parts of north Arlington tonight due to an extended outage.

The outage was first reported around 6 p.m. and is affecting much of the Lee Highway corridor between Lyon Village and East Falls Church. Multiple transformer fires were also reported.

Dominion’s website reported at 8:30 p.m. that 5,427 customers in Arlington are in the dark and that the cause of the outage is “pending investigation.” The estimated restoration time is listed as between 8-11 p.m.

The timing of the outage is causing some anxiety among Arlington’s political-savvy populace, with the minutes ticking down to the 9 p.m. start of the third and final presidential debate.

Transformer fire photos (above) courtesy Andrew Pang

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