(Updated at 6:15 p.m.) Numerous traffic lights are reported to be dark in Arlington` amid severe storms in the area.
Traffic signals along N. Glebe Road, from just north of Ballston to the Old Dominion Drive intersection, were dark as of 5:45 p.m. In addition to the busy intersection of Lee Highway and N. Glebe Road, the signal at Lee Highway and N. George Mason Drive was also dark, prompting backups on westbound Lee (Route 29) from Cherrydale to the the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center.
Around the time of the lights going dark, firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Lee Highway and N. Dinwiddie Street — near the KFC and Taco Bell — for a report of a blown electrical transformer.
As of 6:15 p.m., Dominion’s website reported 2,429 customers in Arlington without power, with the outages centered along Lee Highway
The National Weather Service has let the previous Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Arlington expire as of 6 p.m., though thunderstorms and rain are still affecting the area.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Arlington VA, Alexandria VA, Bailey's Crossroads VA until 6:00 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/aJ1DdgnZT8
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 20, 2019
540p: Intense storms from near Reston to the I270 spur and from downtown DC to the eastern branch of the Beltway. Very heavy rain, strong winds, and perhaps some small hail. Take it slow and allow extra time. pic.twitter.com/iF0WLgs2HN
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 20, 2019