(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) Last night’s intense thunderstorms knocked out power to hundreds of homes across Arlington and darkened traffic signals at some key intersections.
The early morning storms packed torrential rain and strong winds that brought down tree branches, and frequent lightning and thunder that woke many up from their slumbers.
A Flash Flood Warning for Arlington was issued in the midst of the storms, and some local flooding was reported. Route 50 was closed at Glebe Road due to high standing water, and Four Mile Run rose 6.5 feet in 40 minutes, overtopping its north bank, according to the National Weather Service.
155a: These storms are just relentless. Deafening thunder shaking the house here in Upper NW DC. Pounding rain. And may continue another hour or so. pic.twitter.com/Zh0XerL9fv
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) July 7, 2020
In Arlington, nearly 750 Dominion customers were still reported to be without power as of 7 a.m. The outages were scattered, with the larger clusters around Shirlington, Fairlington, Douglas Park and Cherrydale.
Among the intersections with traffic signals reported to be dark is the busy five-points intersection in Cherrydale.
In Arlington, traffic signals are dark at the “five points intersection” in Cherrydale where US-29, Old Dominion Dr, Military Rd, N Quebec St and N Quincy St meet. @ArlingtonVaPD is there to direct. #VATraffic #DCTraffic @WTOPtraffic
— Joe Conway, WTOP (@JoeConwayWTOP) July 7, 2020
Some traffic signals may not be fully operational following last night’s storm. Treat any uncontrolled intersections as a four way stop and follow police direction when necessary. pic.twitter.com/0cFmWSckQw
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 7, 2020