Tysons, VA

(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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Park Party Is Over — “A video supplied by a local resident showed throngs of bathing-suit-clad youths cavorting and whooping it up and swigging alcohol at the park’s scenic waterfall… Fairfax County Park Authority officials are beefing up police presence at [Scotts Run Nature Preserve], and authorities soon will be prohibiting parking along Georgetown Pike and some nearby neighborhood streets.” [Inside NoVa]

Empty Offices — “Many companies in the county are likely to shrink their footprints to account for increased remote work, according to surveys the FCEDA has tracked, while others that may have been considering a move to Fairfax have put those searches on hold, [Victor] Hoskins said. The county’s office vacancy rate stood at 13.9% at the end of 2019, according to the county’s 2021 budget plan.” [Washington Business Journal]

Vienna Hit With Power Outage — Thunderstorms last night swept across Northern Virginia. Dominion Energy has now resolved a power outage that was affecting over 1,700 customers around 8 p.m. in the Vienna area. It was caused by a circuit outage, according to Dominion. [Dominion Energy]

ICYMI: Protest Held in McLean — “Hundreds of people chanted and marched in a Black Lives Matter protest led by six McLean High School students on Wednesday.” [Tysons Reporter]

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Cedar Lane in Dunn Loring is closed after a tree fell into power lines, according to Fairfax County police.

People can expect an extended road closure in both directions “due to several downed utility poles,” according to a tweet from FCPD shortly after 2 p.m.

Roughly 500 Dominion Energy customers are without power just west of Dunn Loring Park, according to Dominion’s power outage map.

Dominion estimates that power will be restored by 7 p.m.

Maps via Google Maps and Dominion Energy

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More than 300 Dominion Energy customers are without power this morning (Friday) in Falls Church.

The power outage, which is affecting 327 customers, is between S. West and S. Washington streets, according to Dominion’s power outage map.

The map notes that a “broken pole” is the cause.

Dominion Energy does not have an estimate yet on when power will be restored.

Map via Dominion Energy 

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