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.
(Updated at 1:10 p.m.) Today’s wind storm has caused tree carnage throughout Arlington County.
As of 12:30 p.m. firefighters responded to seven calls for trees that had fallen on houses, according to the Arlington County Fire Department, but no injuries were reported. The department has responded to another 31 calls for wires down over the past 12 hours or so.
Among the places where there were reports of trees falling on houses:
- 18th Street S. near Army Navy Country Club
- 2500 block of Military Road
- Near the intersection of N. Roosevelt Street and 15th Road N.
Numerous trees and large branches are reported to have fallen and blocked or partially blocked roads. Arlington County Police have responded to more than 40 tree-related calls since midnight, officials say.
Among the roads blocked are 26th Street N. near Lee Highway and Washington Blvd west of Westover, among with:
Right now behind @penrosesquare, @ArlingtonVaPD out with chain saws dealing with downed tree. #Windmageddon #columbiaPike cc: @SRtwofourfour @barcroftnotes @ilovearlingtonv @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/PKVS8NVoDZ
— Lyz ©️ (@LuckyLyzzie) March 2, 2018
As of noon, Dominion was reporting 11,438 customers without power in Arlington, including widespread outages in North Arlington neighborhoods.
Dominion says a total of 335,000 customers have lost power since Thursday night. The company stopped providing police and the fire department with estimated times of arrival for crews responding to downed lines earlier this morning.
Dominion Energy crews are fully engaged in restoring service to customers impacted by extremely high winds that entered our Virginia service area late Thursday night and will continue to cause outages throughout the day Friday. (1/4)
— Dominion Energy VA (@DomEnergyVA) March 2, 2018
Since 11 p.m. Thursday, 335,000 customers have been impacted and 111,000 have been restored. Currently more than 224,000 customers are without power mainly in the northern part of the state where wind gusts nearing 70 mph have been reported. (2/4)
— Dominion Energy VA (@DomEnergyVA) March 2, 2018
(Update at 10:50 a.m.) More than 10,000 Dominion customers are currently without power in Arlington, according to the company’s website.
Numerous reports of downed trees, branches and power lines around the county have been rolling in over the past few hours as today’s “high impact” wind storm continues to roar across the D.C. region.
As of as of 10:45 a.m., Dominion was reporting 11,409 customers without electricity in Arlington. Parts of the county affected include large portions of residential North Arlington neighborhoods, as seen on the map about.
Among a growing list of road closures around the county due to downed trees, police are blocking the 6000 block of Washington Blvd, just west of Westover, for a large tree across the road. Another significant road closure is N. Harrison Street between 26th Street N. and Lee Highway.
The fire department has kept busy, calling for staff to volunteer to work a double shift into the afternoon and making frequent trips to buildings where power outages have resulted in stuck elevators.
The Arlington County Police Department is advising residents to steer well clear of downed power lines and trees and to “remain aware of your surroundings and secure your belongings” today. The National Weather Service says the strongest wind gusts are expected through noon, though damaging winds are expected to continue into Friday night.
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) March 2, 2018
Have winds peaked? Many places may have already seen the highest gusts of the event, but damaging wind potential persists at least through the morning and into afternoon. https://t.co/uD731yCX26 pic.twitter.com/lU7LZBLFNU
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) March 2, 2018
🌬️🌳 ACPD responding to numerous calls for downed power lines and trees. Stay clear, even if you believe that the lines are dead or have been de-energized by the power company. Additional info: https://t.co/kWBow4Ewio pic.twitter.com/JPubcXr9CP
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) March 2, 2018
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) March 2, 2018
Update at 9:45 a.m. — Power has not been fully restored. According to the Dominion website, 282 customers are still without power. Restoration is currently expected by 1 p.m.
Earlier: Hundreds of Arlington residents are without power in the Courthouse and Rosslyn areas.
About 780 Dominion customers are in the dark on a frigid Sunday night, according to the power company’s website. The outage is between Route 50 and Clarendon Blvd, within the Radnor-Fort Myer Heights civic association boundaries.
The cause of the outage is reported to be under investigation and restoration is estimated between 7-11 p.m.
— Brendan M (@bdm155) January 7, 2018
(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) More than 2,000 Dominion customers are without power in the Ballston area this Election Day afternoon.
The outage was first reported just before 3:45 p.m. Some 2,063 Dominion customers in Ballston, Virginia Square and Ashton Heights are without electricity.
Police are also reporting traffic signals to be dark at the busy intersection of Wilson Blvd and N. Quincy Street, causing some traffic tie-ups. In a tweet, the police department advised drivers to treat all non-operating traffic signals as a four-way stop.
No word yet on what caused the outage. Dominion is listing a preliminary restoration estimate of 8-11 p.m.
No reported outages at polling places in this area. Go vote! https://t.co/yzgjgTJmDa
— Arlington Elections (@ArlingtonVotes) November 7, 2017
I’m out in Ballston by Golds.
— Kay Jay (@xkaylaa) November 7, 2017
@ARLnowDOTcom power out…again in Ballston.
— Marshall Frith (@marshallfrith) November 7, 2017
Just over 2,250 Dominion customers are without power this morning in Arlington.
Strong winds overnight knocked out electricity to a large swath of Ballston and the Donaldson Run neighborhood. Other smaller, scattered outlets have also been reported.
A number of businesses are reportedly closed in Ballston as a result of the outage, including the Sport+Health club. So far Dominion’s website does not list an estimated time of restoration.
Arlington remains under a Wind Advisory through 10 a.m.
Map via Dominion
Update at 7 p.m. — Power has been partially restored and only 318 Dominion customers are reported to be without electricity.
Earlier: A large swath of Clarendon and Courthouse is currently without power.
The outage happened around 5:40 p.m. and may have been accompanied by a mild power surge. Arlington County offices were affected, and are being powered by generators, according to a police dispatch. Numerous businesses in the area in the dark and traffic lights are out up and down Wilson and Clarendon Blvds.
Police are setting up cones to direct traffic at the busiest intersections.
According to Dominion, just over 1,700 customers are without power following an issue with a power substation. Crews have been dispatched and power is expected to be restored between 8-11 p.m.
— Irelands Four Courts (@irelands4courts) September 22, 2017
Traffic is especially slow in Clarendon due to the power outage but the ladies on this Trolley Pub ride seem to be having a blast regardless pic.twitter.com/DEMiqTWtuq
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) September 22, 2017
We're keeping it going by enjoying our time at Texas Jack's!! pic.twitter.com/P1j6MmYr7w
— Gregorio (@Agent_Greg) September 22, 2017
Several power outages were reported in Arlington Saturday morning.
Small outages were reported along Columbia Pike and in the Westover neighborhood, while larger outages were affecting the Shirlington and Fairlington areas and the neighborhood around Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
According to Dominion’s website, 1,025 customers are without power in Arlington as of 9:45 a.m. For each of the Arlington outages, power is expected to be restored by 4 or 5 p.m.
(Updated at 7:10 p.m.) More than 8,000 Dominion customers in Arlington lost electricity after a powerful storm blew through the area.
As of 5:30 p.m. Dominion was reporting 8,089 without power in Arlington, including in the Fairlington neighborhood and along Lee Highway. Some traffic lights were said to be dark on Lee Highway, including at the busy intersection of Lee Highway and Fairfax Drive.
As of 7 p.m., the number of outages had fallen to 6,039.
Several instances of downed trees, downed power lines and people stuck in elevators were reported around the county.
Meanwhile, major delays were reported on Metro’s Orange, Silver and Blue lines due to a tree that struck a train near the Dunn Loring station during the storm.
Storm with heavy rain and wind rolls through Pentagon City, but one man in an orange poncho doesn't seem to mind pic.twitter.com/bTlNnZ82xR
— Arlington News (@ARLnowDOTcom) July 14, 2017
Wind gust of 48 mph reported at Reagan National. Numerous report of trees down in Fairfax Co (Oakton to McLean). https://t.co/riO4A9hQm6
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) July 14, 2017
— Kyle Bogucki (@theKyleBogucki) July 14, 2017
— Rail Transit OPS (@RailTransitOPS) July 14, 2017
Woah. I'm on the blue line stuck at Roslyn because a train hit a tree. How in the world does a train hit a tree? @ARLnowDOTcom
— Dave Hammond (@districtdave) July 14, 2017
Only on my OL metro train stuck outside Dunn Lorring. pic.twitter.com/NIjLhTHBIT
— Andy Davis (@aadavis26) July 14, 2017
Update at 7:50 p.m. — The number of outages in Arlington is down to 200, according to Dominion.
Earlier: More than 5,500 Dominion customers are without power in Arlington following this afternoon’s storms, mostly in and around the Clarendon area.
The Clarendon outage extends from Wilson Blvd down to N. Bedford Street in Lyon Park, near Route 50. Numerous businesses in the area are without power and the busy intersection of Washington Blvd and 10th Street N.
As of 4:50 p.m. Dominion was reporting 5,542 outages in Arlington, with some smaller outages scattered throughout the county. There have also been reports of trees and utility wires down in the roadway in various locations, and at least one tree that fell and damaged a house.
The Arlington County Police Department is reminding drivers to treat dark traffic signals as a four-way stop.
TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠️: Reports of traffic signal outages in County due to storm. Treat all uncontrolled intersections as 4 way stop @ArlingtonDES
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) June 19, 2017
Power outage map (top) via Dominion. Weather radar via weather.com.