Several thousand area residents are reported to be without power after a strong storm tore through, Dominion Energy reports.
Countywide, more than 26,000 customers were without power as of about 4:05 p.m. Monday. Crews are assessing damage and working to restore electricity.
— Fairfax County (@fairfaxcounty) June 19, 2017
Outages can be reported to Dominion Energy online or by calling 1-866-366-4357.
High Winds Cause Power Outages — Winds up to 60 mph have been striking the area, and a high-wind warning from the National Weather Service remains in effect until 6 p.m. tonight. More than 13,000 customers are reported without power this morning in Northern Virginia, including a handful in Reston. [Dominion Power]
‘Adopt a Hydrant’ Program Underway — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is asking residents and business owners to maintain the areas around fire hydrants. Hydrants must be free of snow and ice in the winter, and free of weeds, leaves and shrubbery in warmer weather. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]
Teachers Likely to See More in Paychecks — The Virginia General Assembly is entering the final two weeks of its session, and it looks like teachers will get raises. The Senate budget plan provides raises for teachers, while the House would give schools more unrestricted money that could be used for raises. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has also proposed a 1.5 percent bonus for teachers and state workers. [WTOP]
Photo of sunrise over Reston this morning via Twitter user @JGS3584
The outages mostly affected — or are still affecting — homes and businesses around Lawyers Road and the Fox Mill area.
Reston Community Center reported about 12:40 p.m. that the power is out and it was affecting programming. The power was restored about 1:20 p.m.
Students at Hunters Woods Elementary School went about their school day as usual, despite the outage, a school official said. The power came back on at HWES about 1:30 p.m.
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Dominion said it was looking for the cause of the outage.
By 1:30 p.m., power was restored 10 about 1,000 customers, according to Dominion’s outage map.
Many Reston residents who live in the South Lakes/Ridge Heights/Soapstone area reporting power outages as of about 3 p.m. on Monday.
Dominion Virginia Power reports 1,293 customers are without power in Fairfax County, with the highest concentration of outages reported in Reston.
Despite the large snowfall on Monday, the power generally stayed on in Fairfax County, Dominion reports.
No word yet on when the problem will be fixed.
“The problem was an underground switch,” he said. “This happens sometimes when the temperature goes low, then rises, and you have melting ice and moisture accumulates.
Original story: For at least the second time this week, Dominion Virginia Power customers along South Lakes Drive are experiencing a power outage.
South Lakes High School and South Lakes Village Center were among areas without electricity Friday morning. Some of the stores at South Lakes Village Center are closed, so check with individual stores if you are heading there.
SLHS principal Kim Retzer sent an email to parents at 10:43 a.m. that said the power had been out since 10:15 a.m. and that students would stay in classrooms until power was restored.
A similar outage affected SLHS Wednesday afternoon.
Dominion Virginia’s outage map shows fewer than 50 customers in Reston without power. Reston Now is awaiting word from the power company for a cause of the outage or an estimated time that power will be restored.