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by ARLnow.com — March 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0

Dominion power outage map 3/22/16

More than 500 Dominion customers are without power at this hour due to a reported equipment problem.

As of 11:55 p.m., 541 Dominion customers were in the dark. The outage is centered around the High View Park neighborhood, along the Lee Highway corridor.

At the outage’s peak, more than 1,000 Dominion customers lost their electricity.

The power company says it hopes to have the problem fixed and power restored by 2 a.m.

by ARLnow.com — February 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm 0

(Updated at 3:15 p.m.) Several traffic signals are out around Clarendon following a power outage that briefly affected much of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

The outage was reported around 12:30 p.m. in Courthouse, Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston. Power was quickly restored in most places, though Dominion says just over 200 customers are still without power.

Restoration is at least initially expected between 4-6 p.m., according to Dominion’s website.

Traffic lights are out at the following intersections in and around Clarendon, according to scanner traffic. Police are setting up cones to help direct traffic.

  • 10th Street and Washington Blvd
  • 10th Street and Wilson Blvd
  • 10th Street and Fairfax Drive
  • 10th Street and Barton Street

More traffic signals are being reported out along Fairfax Drive and, separately, at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Lee Highway. An earlier traffic light outage at Washington Blvd and N. Kirkwood Street has reportedly been resolved.

As for what caused the power outage, one Twitter user in Courthouse reported hearing a “loud noise” before losing power, while others reported a tree down on wires and blown transformers at the intersection of 10th Street and N. Barton Street, near Barton Park.

Also, a smell of natural gas is being reported at 10th Street and Washington Blvd. The fire department and Washington Gas is responding to the scene.

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by ARLnow.com — January 27, 2016 at 11:55 am 0

"Hoth" snow fort near Ballston (photo courtesy Susan Schonfeld)

Power Outage in Boulevard Manor — About 120 Dominion customers have been without power for much of the morning in Arlington’s Boulevard Manor neighborhood. A damaged power line is said to be the cause. Power may not be restored until later this afternoon.

Garvey Wants More Millennials Engaged With Gov’t — One of Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey’s goals for the year is to find ways for the county government to better engage younger residents. Garvey said members of the Millennial generation get “a little bit of a bad rap” but “really do want to be involved and help.” One possible Millennial-friendly measure that Garvey floated: allowing people to use Skype to speak at County Board meetings. [InsideNova]

Business’ Unplowed Sidewalks Called Out on Social Media — Arlington residents are using Facebook and Twitter to call out businesses and commercial property owners that haven’t yet plowed their sidewalks. One such example is the sidewalk in front of Colonial Village Shopping Center, which as of this morning was still snow-covered even though the shopping center’s parking lot has been plowed. [Twitter]

Arlington Hoping to Get Federal Funds for Snow Cleanup — The Arlington County Board yesterday ratified a declaration of a local emergency, which may help the county receive federal disaster relief funds for its ongoing blizzard cleanup effort. The county has spent more than $800,000 on post-blizzard snow removal so far. [InsideNova]

TSA HQ Limbo Continues — A federal judge’s ruling has left the Transportation Security Administration’s planned move to a new headquarters in Alexandria in limbo. The TSA is currently based in Pentagon City, but the agency is trying to consolidate four offices into one, larger headquarters office. Bisnow’s Ethan Rothstein reports that insiders are expecting “some movement either way in a matter of weeks.” [Bisnow]

Photo courtesy Susan Schonfeld

by Tim Regan — January 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm 0

Power outage N Arlington(Updated at 8:50 p.m.) Hundreds of Dominion customers were without power in the northern part Arlington County earlier this evening.

Power returned to the area around 8:45 p.m., according to Dominion’s power outage map.

Tonight’s snowstorm caused the outage, the power company said.

Other readers had previously reported flickering power in Courthouse.

by ARLnow.com — January 15, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

Iwo Jima memorial at sunset (Flickr pool photo by TheBeltWalk)

Another Roll-Over Crash on I-66 — Last night, around 3 a.m., an SUV that was being chased by police overturned after exiting I-66 at East Falls Church. At the same time, another roll-over crash happened on the Fairfax Drive ramp to westbound I-66. A vehicle flipped over as a result of a crash involving it and another vehicle. [WTOP]

Planned Power Outage at Courthouse Plaza — Businesses and elevators at the Courthouse Plaza shopping center will be without power from 3 a.m. to noon Saturday as part of scheduled electrical work. Among the businesses affected will be the AMC movie theater and the Starbucks. [Twitter, Twitter]

Retired Arlington Marine Dies at 103 — A retired Marine who lost his arm in a shipboard explosion in 1937 has died at the age of 103. Pvt. Clyde Byrd died at Virginia Hospital Center following a heart attack. A police and motorcycle club-escorted funeral procession brought Byrd to his final resting place at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va. [InsideNova]

Last Weekend for Synetic Show — This weekend is your last chance to see a reimagined version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It performed at Synetic Theatre in Crystal City. [Washingtonian, Synetic Theatre]

Flickr pool photo by TheBeltWalk

by ARLnow.com — January 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm 0

Dominion power outage map 1/12/16At least 2,700 Dominion customers are without power in South Arlington tonight.

The power went out as winds whipped up in advance of a brief period of snow around 7:15 p.m. Via Twitter, one resident reported the sound of a likely transformer explosion.

The power outage is affecting residents around Nauck and other areas around S. Glebe Road, south of Columbia Pike in Arlington, and around W. Glebe Road in Alexandria. Residents of Fairlington and other nearby neighborhoods reported that power was flickering around the start of the outage but quickly came back on.

According to the Dominion website, power is expected to be restored at some point between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

by ARLnow.com — January 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm 0

Dominion bucket truck near North Glebe Road (file photo)(Updated at 3:50 p.m.) About 800 Dominion customers are without power in the Arlington Ridge and Crystal City neighborhoods this afternoon.

The outage was reported around 2:45 p.m.

At least one traffic signal was reported to be without power in the area, as nearby Oakridge Elementary was preparing to dismiss students for the day. Police are on scene.

Dominion’s website is estimating a 5-9 p.m. timeframe for full restoration, although some areas have already had their electricity restored.

One resident said the timing of the outage, on one of the coldest and windiest days of the winter so far, could cause problems for some.

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by ARLnow.com — October 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm 1,731 0

Oct. 16, 2015 power outage map (image via Dominion)Nearly 1,500 Dominion customers are without power across a swath of north and south Arlington centered roughly around Barrett Elementary.

On its website, Dominion says it’s investigating the cause of the outage and hopes to have power restored between 4-6 p.m.

Police are monitoring traffic at at least one intersection where traffic lights have gone dark, according to scanner traffic. (Update at 3:10 p.m. — A generator is being used to run the traffic signals at Arlington Blvd and Henderson Road.)

Map via Dominion

by Heather Mongilio — October 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm 1,960 0

Lights are dark along Washington Blvd in Ballston after a tree fell, pulling power lines down.

A large tree fell across N. Stuart Street, bringing power lines down and causing a power outage. N. Stuart Street is currently closed to traffic.

Power is currently out from N. Stafford Street to N. Glebe Road. Police officers are directing traffic at the intersection of N. Glebe Road and Washington Blvd.

Dominion is reporting 188 customers out of service, with an estimated restoration time between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Washington-Lee High School is also out of power, according to a police officer working security at the school.

by ARLnow.com — September 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm 1,184 0

Power lines along Four Mile Run DriveMore than 1,500 Dominion customers are without power in the Shirlington area and other parts of Arlington this afternoon.

Businesses, homes and traffic lights are dark in and around Shirlington and Fairlington.

Initial reports suggest that the outage may be as a result of some balloons that struck a power line. Outages are also being reported in Clarendon and other parts of North Arlington.

by ARLnow.com — September 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm 1,319 0

"W&OD Trail Summer Power Lines" by Tyler ZarfossPower is out along the western half of Lee Highway in Arlington for the second time this week.

As of noon today, Dominion is reporting just over 3,850 customers without power in Arlington, in the neighborhoods surrounding Lee Highway.

Numerous traffic lights are out along Lee Highway, Williamsburg Blvd and Old Dominion Drive, according to scanner traffic.

Among the neighborhoods without power is Highland Park-Overlee Knolls, according to a Twitter user.

“We have crews on the scene working the outage,” Dominion spokesman Charles Penn told ARLnow.com. “There are reports of [a] wire down. We are in the process of re-routing our circuit to get customers restored.”

No word yet on when power is expected to be restored. About 1,500 customers in the same area lost power on Tuesday.

Photo courtesy Tyler Zarfoss

by ARLnow.com — September 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1,774 0

Dominion crews on N. Utah Street near Fairfax DriveUpdate at 3:30 p.m. — Tuckahoe Elementary is reported to be without power as a result of the outage.

Power and traffic lights are out along a portion of Lee Highway on the western end of Arlington County.

Traffic lights are reported to be dark at the intersections of Lee Highway at N. Harrison Street and N. Sycamore Street. Police are monitoring traffic at the intersections, which should be treated as a four way stop.

Readers have reported that power is out in the neighborhoods surrounding that section of Lee Highway, including as far south as 20th Street N. in the Westover area.

As of 3 p.m., Dominion reported that nearly 1,500 customers in Arlington are without power. Scanner traffic indicates that power crews are en route to the affected area.

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by ARLnow.com — August 17, 2015 at 9:50 am 1,715 0

Dominion logoUpdate at 10:30 a.m. — Dominion says power was restored in Crystal City around 10 a.m.

A damaged power line may be to blame for a large power outage in Crystal City this morning.

Power is out to numerous office and apartment buildings, mostly along Crystal Drive. Dominion Power says a failed underground electrical cable is to blame. They hope to have power restored within an hour.

The outage has closed restaurants and offices in the neighborhood, according to Twitter users.

by Heather Mongilio — August 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm 0

Wires down on S. George MasonS. George Mason Dr. is closed off starting at S. Columbus Street due to downed wires.

As of 4:30 this afternoon, multiple power lines were down, including one that stretched across S. George Mason. Residents were standing outside their homes watching crews work to restore power.

Traffic lights at S. Columbus Streets were also dark due to the power outage.

As of press time, the cause of the downed wires had not been determined. Dominion Electric is currently reporting that 50 customers are out of power in the area due to a broken pole.

The company predicts power will be restored between 7-9 p.m. tonight.

by Heather Mongilio — July 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm 2,643 0

A downed power line at S. Chesterfield Road and S. Columbus Street has knocked out power to parts of South Arlington and Alexandria this afternoon.

As of 3:35 p.m., more than 1,200 Dominion customers are reported to be without power in the area. Among the reported outages are homes in the Claremont neighborhood, Claremont Elementary and Wakefield High School, the DMV on Four Mile Run Drive, and numerous traffic lights on Route 7, Four Mile Run Drive and George Mason Drive.

Police officers were directing traffic at the intersection of George Mason Drive and S. Columbus Street. They also blocked off Chesterfield Road from Columbus Street at 14th Street.

A FedEx truck pulled down the power lines, according to scanner traffic. The tractor trailer could be seen behind the downed lines at Chesterfield Road.

Dominion crews are now on scene, preparing to repair the power lines. At the outage’s peak, Dominion reported more than 3,300 customers without power.

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