Power Outage in North Reston/Great Falls Thursday

by Karen Goff September 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm 8 Comments

Power outage in Reston Sept. 22/Credit: Dominion

(Updated, 5 p.m. with new number of customers affected)

Dominion Virginia Power is trying to restore power to more than 8,500 customers in North Reston, parts of Herndon and Great Falls Thursday afternoon.

The outage, which occurred about 4 p.m., includes the Wiehle Avenue, Center Harbor and Reston Parkway areas, including North Point Village Center. It also stretches across Route 7 to the Potomac River to encompass the Great Falls area.

The power company is investigating the cause of the outage. Preliminary information is a “circuit is out” according to Dominion’s interactive map.

Dominon says power should be restored between 7 and 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, it is affecting many streetlights, so plan your trips accordingly.

Map of Reston power outage/Dominion 

  • Anna AKG

    Busted breaker at the sub station. Estimated time of service 7-10pm

  • LakeNewportLady

    It’s back for us (near north point)

  • Alas

    Power went off around midnight last night. Still wasn’t back on at 5am.

  • Tree

    Area was larger. Power was out in The Uplands near Lake Fairfax. Back on in early evening.

  • Interesting. We had a blip in Herndon in the Sunrise Valley/Clocktower area earlier this week. Just enough to reset everything. Some of us assumed it was due to the nearby Metro or development work.

  • Why do you bother?

    Who’s sneering at us in south Reston now, eh?

  • Greg

    Fourth outage this month. Gotta love Dominion — “circuit is out.” Well, how about that! None of us would have had a clue!

  • Greg

    “…[A]ffecting Many streetlights…” Where, pray tell, are there (functional when power is on) streetlights in Reston?


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