More than 700 Dominion customers are without power in Arlington and the City of Falls Church this morning due to a possibly wind-related outage.
The outage extends from an area near the East Falls Church Metro station to the E. Broad Street commercial corridor of Falls Church and other parts of the city.
Restoration is estimated between noon and 3 p.m.
A number of downed tree branches and utility lines have been reported this morning (Wednesday) as the area remains under a Wind Advisory through 4 p.m.
As the winds continue to blow today, be conscious of down power lines. If you encounter any power lines, treat them and anything they are touching, as if they are energized. Stay away from them and call 911. Do not attempt to drive over or move lines yourself. #electricity #windy pic.twitter.com/rSc6amiOWe
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) November 28, 2018
Image via Dominion
Several dozen Dominion customers are currently without power in the Clarendon area.
The traffic signals at several intersections are dark, according to scanner traffic. A number of businesses, including the Trader Joe’s store and Pete’s Apizza, are without electricity, according to a passerby.
Police are on scene helping to set up cones and direct traffic at the affected intersections.
Trader Joe’s and Pete’s are without power.
— Jonathan Rick (@jrick) November 5, 2018
Looks like there’s a power line down near Fairfax Drive?
— Samer Farha (@samerfarha) November 5, 2018
A power outage has been reported in Clarendon. Remember to treat all uncontrolled intersections as a FOUR-WAY STOP. pic.twitter.com/umPrGlq2vt
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) November 5, 2018
Students and staff at Wakefield High School are heading home early today, thanks to a power outage in the neighborhood.
Arlington Public Schools announced the dismissal around 12:30 today.
Due to a power outage in the area, @WHSHappenings is dismissing early. Families can check School Talk for more information.
— Arlington Public Schools (@APSVirginia) October 4, 2018
According to an email sent to Wakefield parents and forward to ARLnow, the building currently has “no power, running water or phone service.” Students will be dismissed as bus service becomes available, the email said.
APS added in the announcement that power outages are impacting surrounding homes as well. A Dominion Energy outage map only shows three outages in the area, with two along nearby S. Carlin Springs Road.
— Wakefield Counseling (@WakeCounselors) October 4, 2018
A widespread power outage has left hundreds in the dark around Wakefield High School and the Columbia Forest neighborhood south of Columbia Pike.
As of 10 p.m., Dominion was reporting 865 customers without power in Arlington County. Many more were without power along Columbia Pike before their electricity was restored.
The first reports of an outage came in around 7:30 p.m., as storms rolled through the area.
— Chris Blasinsky (@ChrisBlasin) September 26, 2018
Power outage here south of shirlington!
— Matt "Trendy Meme Pun” Thompson (@Fortran) September 26, 2018
@ARLnowDOTcom power out everywhere (homes and businesses) starting at Columbia Pike & S Glebe Rd through Columbia Pike & S Carlin Springs Rd. Also, Leesburg Pike @ Skyline area
— #KeepFamiliesTogether (@SoniaOnTheMove) September 27, 2018
INCIDENT: Power Outage
LOCATION: Columbia Pike
IMPACT: Most power has been restored along the Columbia Pike corridor. pic.twitter.com/JMwdb5Mms4
— Arlington Alert (@arlingtonalert) September 27, 2018
— Monique OGrady (@Monique4APS) September 27, 2018
Power Outage at National Airport — Reagan National Airport went dark for several hours last night after a rare power failure. Emergency generators did kick in but only powered a portion of the airport’s systems. [NBC Washington, WTOP, Twitter]
More About Rosslyn’s Pop-Up Retail — “The Alcove, a 5,000-square foot storefront in Rosslyn’s Central Place opened last Wednesday with an activity-packed bang: think kombucha tastings, fabric-stamping, decoupage-making, and more… The Alcove was born when developer JBG Smith offered up one of their properties to the [Rosslyn] BID for a two-month period.” [Washingtonian]
Free Pet Adoptions This Weekend — Adoption fees will be waived at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington on Saturday as part of the annual “Clear the Shelters” event. [DCist]
Recess Changes at APS — “Many APS schools already provide at least 30 minutes of recess, and the new guidelines will help ensure consistency in recess time across all APS elementary schools… Unstructured play and physical activity are an important part of student learning and well-being, and we are pleased to provide this opportunity for our students.” [Arlington Public Schools]
Rep. Beyer on CNN — Arlington’s local congressman, Rep. Don Beyer (D), was interviewed on CNN’s Situation Room last night on the topic of President Trump stripping former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance. [Twitter]
Flickr pool photo by Tom Mockler
Spanish restaurant SER (1110 N. Glebe Road) is closed today after storms led to a partial roof collapse and flooding inside the eatery last night (July 25).
SER aims to be back open this weekend, according to a Twitter statement from restaurant proprietor Javier Candon.
“Last night, our building had a structural failure which resulted in us having to close the restaurant unexpectedly due to flooding,” the statement reads, in part. “As repairs begin, I just want to thank everyone for their support and patience.”
— Tracy Hardaway (@TracyMHardaway) July 25, 2018
Candon also noted in the statement that no guests were harmed in the incident.
All of Two Ballston Plaza, the building in which SER is located, is closed today because of a power outage, according to a notice on its door. Ballston CrossFit, another tenant, posted on its Facebook page that flooding caused the outage.
County to Expand Citizenship Aid — “Arlington government officials plan to expand a subsidy program that helps prospective U.S. citizens pay the costs associated with their efforts. County Board members on July 14 are expected to increase the subsidy amount and expand the ranks of those eligible to participate in the subsidy program, which is funded by private donations.” [InsideNova]
Local Couple Helps Seniors to Downsize — “Bill and Betty Ubbens, realtors with Weichert Realty and parishioners of St. Ann Church in Arlington, assist seniors with downsizing… The Ubbens have found the biggest resistance to decluttering is the ‘sheer amount of stuff to go through and the time to complete the inventory and planned disposition of the property.'” [Arlington Catholic Herald]
Arlington Man Wins Big in Poker Tourney — Arlington resident Yaser Al-Keliddar won more than $150,000 and a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $3,000 limit hold’em tournament in Las Vegas earlier this week. [World Series of Poker]
Monitor Broken at ‘Super Stop’ — As seems to happen every so often, the electronic display at the Walter Reed Drive “Super Stop” along Columbia Pike — also known as the “million dollar bus stop” — is broken. A sign on the monitor, which is supposed to show real-time bus arrival information, says a replacement is planned. [Twitter]
It’s Friday the 13th — Be careful out there. But then again, only 27.4 percent of you are superstitious.
Photo courtesy @thelastfc
Police Searching for I-66 Wrong-Way Driver — Police are still looking for the driver who crashed into another vehicle while driving the wrong way on I-66 near Rosslyn early Sunday morning, after being chased by a uniformed Secret Service officer who spotted the car driving the wrong way in D.C. [Fox 5, WTOP, Twitter]
Vehicle Crashes into House in Barcroft — A vehicle that was driven into the side of a house in the Barcroft neighborhood Sunday morning caused only minor damage to the building, according to the fire department. [Twitter]
Truck Brings Down Power Lines in Long Branch Creek — “Downed power lines caused around 1,000 customers to lose power in Arlington County on Saturday. Dominion Power said a truck ‘snagged’ the lines and broke two of the power poles around 8:15 a.m. It also damaged some vehicles in the area.” [WJLA]
Runner Struck By Car Hopes to Run Marathon — A local runner who was struck by a car while running recently hopes to run the Marine Corps Marathon in the fall despite suffering two broken bones in her foot. [Twitter]
Projects to Transform Crystal City — Six major transportation projects “will play a significant role in transforming the Crystal City area in the coming years.” [Bisnow]
Arlington Teens Arrested in Ocean City — Three teens from Arlington were arrested in Ocean City, Maryland after they pulled over to ask police officers about parking in the area and the officers “immediately recognized the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.” They searched the car and found “roughly a half a pound of marijuana along with prescription drugs, methamphetamine, brass knuckles, an assisted opening knife and several items of drug paraphernalia,” plus “a full face mask in the vehicle [and] a .25 caliber handgun.” [The Dispatch]
Dems Still Distributing Print Newsletter — Print may be waning as a medium, but the Arlington County Democratic Committee is still going all-in on its printed campaign newsletter, “The Messenger.” The party is recruiting more than 400 volunteers to distribute the newsletter to homes throughout the county. [InsideNova]
Arlington Ridge Power Outage — Updated at 9:25 a.m. — A few dozen Dominion customers are without power in the Arlington Ridge and Pentagon City neighborhoods this morning due to an outage cased by “power line damage,” according to the utility’s website. Electricity is expected to be restored by 1 p.m. A tipster says the the Riverhouse apartments and some of the Pentagon Row shops were affected by the outage. Meanwhile, per Arlington County: “Arlington Ridge Road access from Washington Blvd as well as SB Arlington Ridge at S. Lynn Street will be closed for approximately 2 hours while Dominion Power repairs a damaged power line.” [Twitter]
APS Extended Day Website Survey — Arlington Public Schools is conducting a survey regarding its Extended Day management system. APS is considering a new system that would include an interactive parent portal, online registration, access to family accounts, and a database for family and staff information. [Arlington Public Schools, Google Forms]
Tax Delinquency Rate May Reach Record Low — “Arlington’s treasurer is optimistic that the county’s tax-delinquency rate could fall to another record low when it is reported later this summer… The delinquency rate to beat is the 0.226 percent reported last year, representing the amount of real-estate and personal-property taxes unpaid out of the roughly $800 million that flows through the treasurer’s office each year.” [InsideNova]
New Kettler Iceplex Sign — There’s a new sign on the parking garage in front of Kettler Capitals Iceplex: “Ballston / Home of the Washington Capitals / 2018 Stanley Cup Champions.” [Twitter]
Nearly 5,000 Dominion customers are without power this afternoon due to a major outage centered around Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood.
The outage extends as far south as King Street and as far north as Arlington’s water treatment treatment plant and the nearby residential neighborhood along S. Glebe Road. The traffic signal at the busy intersection of Glebe and Route 1 is also reported to be dark.
Dominion’s website says the cause of the outage is a “circuit out” and estimates that power will be restored between 6-11 p.m.
UPDATE: Transformer out at Mt Vernon and Randolph affecting power in many areas.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) May 25, 2018
Update at 4:20 p.m. — Power has been restored to the mall and most other places in Pentagon City.
Earlier: A large power outage has left much of Pentagon City in the dark this afternoon.
Large crowds are reported to be leaving the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City after the mall lost power. At least two people were reported to be stuck, and later freed by firefighters, on elevators overlooking the food court.
Traffic signals are dark along Army Navy Drive, including at the especially busy intersection of Army Navy Drive and S. Hayes Street, according to scanner traffic. Several Arlington County Police units are being dispatched to the area for traffic control.
Nearly 450 Dominion customers in the area are without power, according to the power company’s outage map. The cause of the outage is listed as “pending investigation,” though there was a report of a blown transformer in the area.
The estimated time of power restoration is listed as between 4-7 p.m.
More via social media:
ALERT ⚠️: A power outage has been reported in the Pentagon City area. Remember to treat all uncontrolled intersections as a FOUR WAY STOP. pic.twitter.com/XJJgikGmjl
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) May 11, 2018
@ArlingtonVaPD power outage in Pentagon city. Traffic lights out
— Ray Sharradh (@RaySharradh) May 11, 2018
@ARLnowDOTcom why is the power out in pentagon city?!!!
— Zeherilee (@Zeherilee) May 11, 2018
More than 1,000 Dominion customers along Columbia Pike were without power around lunchtime Friday.
The outage is mostly affecting the Douglas Park neighborhood and the Glebe Road corridor between the Pike and Walter Reed Drive. A number of traffic signals, including the lights at the busy intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Glebe Road, are reported to be out.
In total, as of 11:45 a.m. Dominion was reporting 1,246 customers without power in Arlington County.
Update at 12:10 p.m. — Power has been restored, according to Dominion’s website.
Image via Dominion Power
Update at 3:40 p.m. — Only 13 Dominion customers remain without power in Arlington.
Earlier: Parts of north and south Arlington are without power on this snowy Tuesday night.
Dominion’s power outage map is showing outages near the Westover neighborhood in the north and around Wakefield High School in the south. Just over 1,000 customers are without electricity, according to the company.
Thus far there is no estimated restoration time.
Some 330 Dominion customers in Arlington were still without power Monday morning, following Friday’s intense, prolonged wind storm.
Dominion crews worked throughout the weekend to restore electricity in Northern Virginia. The few hundred without power in Arlington was down from more than 14,000 as of Friday evening.
The power outages in Arlington are mostly smaller, with a few homes or a single home affected in a given area. Sometimes the outage is the result of the service line being ripped from the house by a falling tree.
Dominion is estimating full restoration to be complete by 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to its website.
The company says the “#windmageddon” storm is among the top 5 most damaging storms in Dominion history, with about 700,000 customers losing power. Dominion had nearly 4,000 personnel working to restore power over the weekend, including hundreds called in from out of state.
More via social media:
We estimate that we’ll have the vast majority of you restored by the end of the day Monday, with completion for everyone expected by Tuesday. Our commitment is to get life back to normal for you as safely and quickly as we can.
— Dominion Energy VA (@DomEnergyVA) March 4, 2018
Steady progress today! There are 53,000 customers who remain w/out power – and we continue to send crews to these areas as quickly as we can. REMINDER: We continue to update estimated restoration times on our outage map, but we'll have ALL times posted tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/8cWtVYtEXR
— Dominion Energy VA (@DomEnergyVA) March 4, 2018
We have a new top 5 on our storm list: This windstorm ranks as 1 of the top 5 most damaging storms in our history, topped by Hurricanes Floyd, Isabel & Irene, & the Super Derecho of 2012. Our system experienced 24 hrs of wind gusts over 40mph & 12hrs of wind gusts over 50mph. pic.twitter.com/IH7FoEYrM5
— Dominion Energy VA (@DomEnergyVA) March 3, 2018
— Jose B. Collazo (@josebcollazo) March 3, 2018
— Sarah Schoenfelder (@sarahenfreude) March 3, 2018
Map via Dominion
As of 7:30 p.m., Dominion reported 14,663 customers without power in Arlington. An hour earlier, it appeared that the numbers were finally dropping, but thanks to continued strong winds it has, in fact, gone up.
A Dominion outage map showed that a large swath of residential North Arlington and a significant portion of the Fairlington neighborhood was without power as the sun started to set.
Across the D.C. region, nearly 600,000 were in the dark as of early evening.
Arlington County Police say they’ve responded to more than 250 calls for service since this morning, including 66 calls for trees down.
Since 7 AM, our dedicated officers have responded to over 250 calls for service. Those calls include the following related to the storm:
Trees down = 66
Traffic signal outages = 17
Traffic issues = 53
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) March 3, 2018
To help with the cleanup, which is expected to take at least a few days, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency.
“The order is designed to help Virginia mitigate any damage caused by high winds and to streamline the process that the Commonwealth uses to provide assistance to communities impacted,” the governor’s office said in a statement.
A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Gusty winds are expected to continue overnight as the nor’easter makes its way north and pummels New England.
The National Weather Service says it clocked a wind gust of 71 miles per hour at Dulles International Airport earlier today. NWS is urging those in the D.C. area to remain vigilant as the winds continue to gust.
Widespread power outages are occurring. Travel is dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles, and motorists need to be aware of rapidly changing road conditions due to the potential of downed trees and power lines. Pedestrians will face very hazardous conditions, and need to be aware of wind-borne projectiles. People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your homes during the windstorm, and avoid windows. If you use a portable generator, follow manufacturer’s instructions and do not use inside homes, garages, or apartments.
More local weather impacts via social media, after the jump.
— Warren Dahlstrom (@wdahlstrom) March 2, 2018
#Windmageddon damage pics from around @ArlingtonVA. These pictures are coming in from all over the county. This #BombCyclone is no #BombShell! Stay indoors and never approach downed power lines. pic.twitter.com/oUVCDQEJyg
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) March 2, 2018
— Jose B. Collazo (@josebcollazo) March 2, 2018
— Mimi Yeh (@MeemersVa) March 2, 2018
— Megan Lynch (@MrsMeganLynch) March 2, 2018
3:15p: These winds are absolutely relentless & STILL gusting to 60 mph in the DMV. National Airport had its highest sustained wind yet at 3p, 44 mph – which is tropical-storm force, with gusts to 59 mph. This is why we trees keep tumbling down. More info: https://t.co/4N8WAR7XIW
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) March 2, 2018
Check out the wind blowing this plane as it takes off at DCA pic.twitter.com/yiIFS06T2e
— Matt Ackland (@mattacklandfox5) March 2, 2018
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) March 2, 2018