Update at 7:30 p.m. — The number of Dominion customers without power is down to 1,551. The outages are mostly in the North Highlands and Courthouse neighborhoods.
Earlier: More than 4,000 Dominion customers are currently without power in Arlington County.
The outages followed a line of severe storms that rumbled through the area around 4 p.m. Firefighters responded to at least one report of a blown transformer in the wake of the storms, near the intersection of Lee Highway and N. Kirkwood Road. Some residents along Lee Highway reported their power repeatedly going off and on.
Dominion’s website reported 4,367 customers without power as of 5:15 p.m. The bulk of the outages were along and just north of the Orange Line corridor, from Virginia Square to Rosslyn. Another area of outages was located in the Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge neighborhoods, near Crystal City.
Among the buildings without power was that of Arlington Independent Media, which said its TV and radio signals are both down during the outage.
There’s no word yet on when power might be restored.
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— AIM (@arlington_media) August 7, 2019
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