Update at 7 p.m. — Power has been partially restored and only 318 Dominion customers are reported to be without electricity.
Earlier: A large swath of Clarendon and Courthouse is currently without power.
The outage happened around 5:40 p.m. and may have been accompanied by a mild power surge. Arlington County offices were affected, and are being powered by generators, according to a police dispatch. Numerous businesses in the area in the dark and traffic lights are out up and down Wilson and Clarendon Blvds.
Police are setting up cones to direct traffic at the busiest intersections.
According to Dominion, just over 1,700 customers are without power following an issue with a power substation. Crews have been dispatched and power is expected to be restored between 8-11 p.m.
— Irelands Four Courts (@irelands4courts) September 22, 2017
Traffic is especially slow in Clarendon due to the power outage but the ladies on this Trolley Pub ride seem to be having a blast regardless pic.twitter.com/DEMiqTWtuq
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) September 22, 2017
We're keeping it going by enjoying our time at Texas Jack's!! pic.twitter.com/P1j6MmYr7w
— Gregorio (@Agent_Greg) September 22, 2017