Update at 3 p.m. — Power has been restored to Dominion customers in western Arlington, though more than 1,500 remain without power in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Fairfax County.
— Kenmore MS (@APSKenmore) February 25, 2019
Earlier: Thousands are without power in Arlington Monday afternoon, following a major outage in the western portion of the county.
The outage was first reported around 1 p.m., after a tree fell onto power lines near the intersection of Route 50 and Carlin Springs Road. All told, including an ongoing outage along N. Glebe Road, nearly 2,750 Dominion customers are without power in Arlington.
Traffic signals are reported to be dark along S. Carlin Springs Road, from Route 50 to Columbia Pike. Police are on scene, setting up cones and helping to direct traffic. The ramps from Route 50 to Carlin Springs have been closed.
Arlington Public Schools says Kenmore Middle School and Campbell Elementary are currently without power and unable to receive phone calls.
The large outage is also affecting parts of neighboring Alexandria and Fairfax County. As of 1:15 p.m., Dominion was reporting about 1,000 outages in Alexandria and more than 8,000 outages in Fairfax.
Numerous trees are down around the area as a result of today’s widespread wind storm.
ACPD is responding to the report of a traffic light outage in the area of S. Carlin Springs Road and Arlington Blvd. With today's High Wind Warning, we may see additional outages. Remember to treat all uncontrolled intersections as a FOUR WAY STOP. pic.twitter.com/T508DkFreH
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) February 25, 2019
INCIDENT: Power Outage
LOCATION: Carlin Springs Rd at Arlington Blvd
IMPACT: Access to Carlin Springs Rd at Arlington Blvd is closed in both directions until further notice due to a power outage. Follow police direction. pic.twitter.com/5Iv3Zcfjj9
— Arlington Alert (@arlingtonalert) February 25, 2019
— Arlington Public Schools (@APSVirginia) February 25, 2019
Some local maximum wind gusts in miles-per-hour. pic.twitter.com/xkwo9jYZ7L
— Arlington Department of Environmental Services (@ArlingtonDES) February 25, 2019