Tysons, VA

Updated at 1:45 p.m. — The power outage that has affected hundreds of people in the McLean and Arlington area was the result of an equipment failure, Dominion Energy spokesperson Peggy Fox told Tysons Reporter.

Fox says the equipment has been repaired, but crews are still working to restore power to some customers, Dominion’s outage map shows.

Earlier: More than 700 people in McLean and Arlington just to the west of George Washington Memorial Parkway have lost power.

The outage has affected 738 customers from Kirby Road to the north and past Glebe Road to the south.

A Dominion Energy crew is currently assessing damage and investigating the cause of the outage. Power is expected to be restored between 1-4 p.m., according to the utility company’s power outage map.

Image via Dominion Energy

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Updated at 4:10 p.m. — The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says the situation is now stable, and all people trapped in stalled elevators have been freed. There are no reported injuries or indications of natural gas issues at this time.

Police officers are assisting with traffic control in the area around Tysons Corner Center.

“Please use caution and follow police direction,” the Fairfax County Police Department says.

Earlier — A transformer caught fire in the 1900 block of Chain Bridge Road in Tysons, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reported just before 3:30 p.m. today (Friday).

The fire is now out after units responded to the scene, but electrical power has been cut off in the area, resulting in multiple calls from people stuck in elevators. Emergency responders are helping free them.

The FCFRD says crews have not detected any gas leaks or odors so far.

Dominion Energy crews are also on the scene working to isolate the transformer.

“We are working to get power back as quickly and safely as possible but I’m told the work will take a few hours,” Dominion spokesperson Peggy Fox said.

A map from Dominion Energy indicates that two power outages have affected 74 customers in the Tysons area. 68 people have lost power because a circuit is out, and an outage affecting six people has been attributed to an equipment problem.

Dominion Energy estimates that power will be restored in both cases between 5-8 p.m.

Map via Dominion Energy

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Update at 11 p.m. — Power was restored earlier tonight. The cause of the outage was an issue with a transmission line.

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.

Image via Dominion Power

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(Updated 10:25 a.m.) Downed power lines and a fallen tree have shut down Old Dominion Drive and caused a small power outage in McLean.

Fairfax County sent out an alert about the road closure at Old Dominion Dive between Briar Ridge and Franklin Park roads shortly before 10 a.m.

Dominion Energy’s power outage map says that 60 customers are affected by the outage and that power is expected to get restored by 3 p.m. today.

Fairfax County police said in a tweet that people should expect extended delays and avoid the area.

Image via Google Maps, map via Dominion Energy

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A power outage is affecting hundreds in McLean just south of Scott’s Run Nature Preserve.

The outage stretches from Georgetown Pike to Route 694, just west of I-495. Dominion Energy’s power outage map says that 466 customers are impacted.

The outage was caused by the storm that hit the D.C. region today, according to Dominion.

The energy company expects power to be restored between 3-8 p.m.

Map via Dominion Energy

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Two power outages are currently impacting more than 2,500 Dominion Energy customers along the Dulles Toll Road and I-66 in the McLean area.

One outage, which is affecting 1,721 customers, stretches from Route 123 to the East Falls Church Metro station on the eastern side of the Dulles Toll Road.

Meanwhile, the other one is just above the West Falls Church Metro station — where I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road connect. That outage is impacting 824 customers.

Tropical Storm Isaias caused both of the outages, according to Dominion Energy’s power outage map. Dominion Energy anticipates the power will be restored between noon-5 p.m.

Map via Dominion Energy

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Power outages are affecting roughly 1,500 Dominion Energy customers in the Falls Church area today.

The larger outage stretches from the Westwood Park to Williamsburg neighborhoods, according to Dominion Energy’s power outage map. The smaller one is between Shreve and Graham roads.

The causes of the outages have not been determined yet. Dominion Energy expects power to be restored between 6-9 p.m.

Map via Dominion Energy

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Rental Assistance — “An association representing landlords and property managers across Northern Virginia is advocating for tenants to seek rental assistance if they’re facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.” [Patch]

Food Insecurity — “Up to a quarter of a million people in the Washington area could be thrown into hunger because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the Capital Area Food Bank, even as the amount of donated food and the number of distribution sites plummet precipitously.” [Washington Post]

Power Still Out — Dominion Energy is working to resolve several power outages in the Tysons area after last night’s storm affected thousands of customers. As of 9:15 a.m., 213 customers are without power in Pimmit Hills and 323 are without power in Falls Church. [Dominion Energy]

New Local School Head — “Ever since Gretchen Warner took over July 1 as The Madeira School’s 10th head of school, she hasn’t had the luxury of a honeymoon period with students and staff.” [Inside NoVa]

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Several areas around Tysons have power outages affecting thousands of Dominion Energy customers as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the area.

As of 4:15 p.m., the Vienna, Merrifield and McLean areas had three large outages, according to Dominion Energy’s power outage map.

One stretching from Wolf Trap to Odricks Corner is impacting 856 customers due to a circuit outage. Another running along Lawyers Road from Clarks Crossing Park to Malcolm Road NW is affecting 381 customers. The third — and largest — one has left 3,554 customers from Fairlee to Dunn Loring without power.

In total, roughly 4,700 Dominion Energy customers are without power in the area.

Dominion Energy does not yet have an estimated time for when the outages will be resolved.

Currently, the Tysons area is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:30 p.m.

Maps via Dominion Energy 

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A power outage is impacting hundreds of Dominion Energy customers between Wolf Trap and Leesburg Pike.

Dominion’s power outage map says that 575 customers are affected by the outage, which spans from the McLean Bible Church down past the Dulles Toll Road. Dominion expects power to be returned sometime between 7-10 p.m.

Fairfax County put out a traffic advisory around 3:40 p.m. warning people to expect delays at Leesburg Pike and Trap Road. Police tweeted that Leesburg Pike is currently closed in both directions.

Downed lines from a broken pole are behind the road closure and power outage.

Map via Dominion Energy

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