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Brief But Powerful Storms Cause Damage in South Reston

by Karen Goff June 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm 3,347 5 Comments

Back-to-back thunderstorms that ripped through Reston late Thursday afternoon left behind noticeable damage.

The Capital Weather Gang said the strong winds may have been a microburst.

The high winds knocked over many trees, and power is out in more than 2,500 Reston-area homes, said Dominion Virginia Power.

Here is what you need to know:

Many of the power outages appear to be along Lawyers and Glade Roads.

A tree fell on a power pole on Fox Mill Road near Fox View Way, knocking out power. Fox Mill Road was closed as of 6:30 p.m.

Reston Parkway Southbound is very backed up due to traffic lights not working. Fairfax County Police are on the scene directing traffic.

A downed tree is blocking Glade Drive near Millennium Lane.

So far, there are no reports of injuries from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

If you have to be somewhere, please check road conditions before you go.

This story will be updated if there is any additional info.

  • Ming the Merciless

    So not all of Reston has underground power lines?

  • edgyone

    but god forbid someone cuts a tree down so their house does not get crushed.

    • Reston Realist

      Better prop those trees back up or the RA police will be on you like flies on a dog.

  • RA Tree Review Patrol Office

    ” you cannot hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You cannot hate Reston and not hate yourself”

    Please correctly name the author for a tree removal exemption. Only members in good standing can be approved. Thanks,

    Signed, the DRB

  • mapchick

    The Cul-de-sacs off of Paddock Lane looked like a war zone. I cried when I saw the tree that busted through my neighbors’ bedroom ceiling. Fortunately no one was injured.

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