Update at 11:15 p.m. — The number of outages in Arlington is now down to 2,655, according to Dominion.
Update at 9:35 p.m. — About 4,000 Dominion customers are still in the dark in Arlington. Power was restored to more than 1,000 homes and businesses over the past three hours.
Powerful storm left lots of damage w/ 72,000 @DominionEnergy outages in NoVa.
➡️Stay away from downed lines!
➡️If you have an outage or wires down call 866-DOM-HELP/866-366-4367
Our crews are working quickly & safely to get everyone’s power back ASAP!
Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/0ZltoDiWBV
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) August 10, 2021
Update at 6:20 p.m. — Dominion is reporting 5,015 homes and businesses without power in Arlington, the wake of a strong storm that moved through the area and downed trees and utility lines. Most of the outages are concentrated along Arlington’s northwestern border. There are also extensive outages in the City of Falls Church, according to an outage map.
Please only call 9-1-1 for a life-threatening emergency. Call the non-emergency line at 703-558-2222 for all else. https://t.co/SfVz3iwo78
— Ready Arlington (@ReadyArlington) August 10, 2021
Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Arlington.
A strong storm packing damaging winds is heading east in the direction of Arlington, forecasters say. Anyone outside should seek cover.
More from the National Weather Service:
BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
512 PM EDT TUE AUG 10 2021
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHEASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
* UNTIL 600 PM EDT.
* AT 512 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER MERRIFIELD, OR OVER MANTUA, MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.
HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
IMPACT…DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS, AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.
UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, ANNANDALE, SPRINGFIELD, FAIRFAX, VIENNA, GROVETON, FALLS CHURCH, HUNTINGTON, MANTUA, PIMMIT HILLS, NATIONAL HARBOR, AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE, REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT, MCLEAN, ROSSLYN, CRYSTAL CITY, BURKE, OAKTON AND LINCOLNIA.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.
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