(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) More than 3,000 Dominion customers in Arlington were in the dark after a large power outage in the area this morning.
As many as 3,184 customers in parts of North Arlington, including the East Falls Church area, were affected by the outage at one point. Police were helping with traffic control at the busy intersection of Lee Highway and Washington Blvd, in East Falls Church, where the traffic signals were dark.
As of publication time, the number of customers without power in Arlington was down to 1,085. On its website, Dominion is estimating restoration between 2-5 p.m.
The outage is also affecting parts of Falls Church and McLean. In Falls Church, Dominion reported 3,257 customers without power.
Combined with another outage in and around Inova Fairfax Hospital, nearly 10,000 customers were in the dark in Fairfax County.
All power was restored by noon, a company spokeswoman said.
Details on Falls Church-McLean power outage: Last night a falling tree broke a pole & 5 cross-arms. During follow-up work today, a pole fell on a transmission line—knocking out 16,000 customers at 10:37a.m. Good news… ➡️Everyone was restored by 11:33a.m.—in less than one hour.
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) November 24, 2020
Map via Dominion