Update at 7 p.m. — Outages in Arlington are now down to just over 3,000 power customers, according to Dominion’s website. Affected neighborhoods include Pentagon City, the Columbia Pike corridor near Penrose Square, the area around Wakefield High School, Lyon Park, Virginia Square, and Old Glebe.
Earlier: The worst of this afternoon’s severe storm has passed, leaving thousands without power in Arlington in its week.
While rain, lightning and thunder continues, the clean-up is getting underway. Dominion reported more than 10,600 customers without power in Arlington as of 4:30 p.m., with outages scattered throughout the county but concentrated in residential North Arlington.
The storm packed strong winds, with Reagan National Airport recording a 58 mile per hour gust.
Police and firefighters are responding to numerous reports of downed trees and wires, as well as sparking electrical transformers, including at:
- 13th Street S. in the Douglas Park neighborhood
- N. Utah Street in Waverly Hills
- N. Irving Street near Clarendon
- N. Manchester Street near Wilson Blvd
- S. Utah Street in Fairlington
The power outages have also resulted in a number of calls for stuck elevators, including in Pentagon City. Multiple people are stuck in elevators in parts of the county, according to scanner traffic.
Among those currently without power: Rocklands BBQ in Virginia Square.
Power out in Arlington! No online or delivery orders coming in. We will update when back up and running!
— Rocklands Real BBQ (@rocklandsbbq) July 22, 2020