Update at 11 p.m. — Power was restored earlier tonight. The cause of the outage was an issue with a transmission line.
Outage Update: We're down to 1,463 customers out from 32,216 two hours ago. The problem was a piece of equipment on a transmission line affecting several circuits. Our crews are still out there working (of course!) to get all customers back up! Thank you for your patience.
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) October 29, 2020
Earlier: The Dominion power outage map is red throughout the Tysons area — primarily east of the Beltway — as today’s storms leave thousands without power.
All of Pimmit Hills, McLean, and much of Merrifield and Falls Church have been left in the dark. The cause of the outage is still listed as “pending investigation.” The restoration time was estimated as between 5-10 p.m.
The area is under a flood watch as downpours continue from Hurricane Zeta, closing down several roads in the area.
“I can tell you our crews are out working on the problem, trying to get everyone’s power back,” said Dominion spokeswoman Peggy Fox.
So…anyone have any clue how widespread this power outage in Mclean/ Falls Church is?
— Ben Lefebvre (@bjlefebvre) October 29, 2020
@DominionEnergy can you say what the cause is of widespread power outages in McLean, VA? And estimate time until power restored? Thx
— GoodKellyAnne (@kellymcst) October 29, 2020
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