Tysons, VA

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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Updated 3:40 p.m. — The Fairfax County Police Department said around 3:30 p.m. that all of the road closures have been resolved. 

Earlier: Several roads are closed in the Tysons area due to the storm.

The Fairfax County Police Department shared an updated list of weather-related road closures around the county this morning.

Currently, the Tysons area is under a Flash Flood Watch and Flood Warning today as Tropical Storm Isaias moves through the D.C. region.

Road closures:

  • Old Courthouse and Besley roads: high water
  • Old Dominion Drive and Swinks Mill Road: tree blocking the roadway
  • Idylwood Court and Idylwood Road: tree on power line over the roadway
  • Friden and Hillside drives: tree blocking the roadway
  • Browns Mill and Beulah roads: high water 

Use the map below to find the Tysons-area road closures. Tysons Reporter will update this article and map as more information becomes available or if the road closures change.

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The eastern portion of Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church are under a Flood Warning today (Tuesday) as Isaias approaches the D.C. area as a tropical storm.

The warning went into effect shortly after 7 a.m. and will last until 1 p.m. The National Weather Services says that McLean, Vienna and Falls Church can expect flooding.

More from NWS:

At 700 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that heavy rain was falling over the area. The heavy rain will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of several inches are possible, and Flash Flood Warnings could be required later today. For now, though, flooding will be relatively slow to develop…

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

The Tysons area is also under a Flash Flood Watch until 4 p.m. and a Tropical Storm Warning.

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Ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias hitting the D.C. region, Fairfax County officials and forecasters are sharing resources and tips to help people prepare for the storm.

“Significant flash flooding of small streams and creeks is likely tonight into Tuesday evening as rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaias spreads northward,” according to Fairfax County. Forecasters predict that the storm will bring 3-6 inches of rain.

Currently, the Tysons area is under a Tropical Storm Warning, which means that tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours,” according to National Weather Service.

The area will be under a Flash Flood Watch from 11 p.m. tonight to the same time Tuesday night and a Coastal Flood Watch will also be in effect from Tuesday morning to Wednesday.

Due to flooding risks, Fairfax County officials are reminding drivers to turn around if they see water and don’t know how deep it is. The county also tweeted out contact information for the appropriate people to call if someone spots a downed tree.

NWS wants people to protect property in flood-prone areas.

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang tweeted that waves of heavy rain are expected to hit the D.C. region by Tuesday morning and that commuters should allow for extra time.

Image via NWS Baltimore-Washington/Twitter

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Updated 11:55 a.m. — The National Weather Service placed Fairfax County under a Tropical Storm Warning shortly after 11 a.m. today. “A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours,” according to NWS.

Earlier: As Tropical Storm Isaias hits the East Coast, forecasters warn that the Tysons area could see flash flooding early this week.

The Tysons area will be under a Flash Flood Watch from 11 p.m. tonight to the same time Tuesday night. “Moderate coastal flooding is possible at times of high tide Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias makes its closest approach to the area,” the National Weather Service said.

NWS says that widespread rainfall between 3-6 inches is expected, with possibly more in certain areas.

A Coastal Flood Watch will also be in effect from Tuesday morning to Wednesday.

“Rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to start spreading northward late Monday night and continue into Tuesday evening,” according to NWS.

Forecasters encourage people to protect flood-prone property as soon as possible and monitor the weather. People should not attempt to drive through water if they don’t know how deep it is.

 

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Updated 3:10 p.m. — NWS issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning shortly after 3 p.m. for the area. “Severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Leesburg to Middleburg to near Hume, moving east at 10 mph,” according to NWS.

Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfax County and surrounding areas today (Wednesday).

The National Weather Service issued the watch at noon. The watch will be in effect until 7 p.m.

The Tysons-area is also under a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. Forecasters recommend that people stay out of the sun, drink lots of fluids and seek air-conditioned spaces.

File photo

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The National Weather Service wants people in Fairfax County to prepare for storms today (Monday).

The area is under a Flash Flood Watch from 3-9 p.m. and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch from now until 11 p.m.

More from NWS about the Flash Flood Watch:

Thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and continue this evening along the I-95 corridor. Some areas may experience multiple thunderstorms through this evening. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible, with some isolated amounts over 3 inches possible. This amount of rain over urban areas may lead to instances of flash flooding, as well as a potential for creeks and streams to rise rapidly if some of the higher amounts are realized.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County.

The warning went into effect at 3:30 p.m. today (Monday) and will be in effect until 4:15 p.m. NWS said a severe thunderstorm near Dulles International Airport was moving northeast at 15 miles per hour at 3:30 p.m.

NWS said that damaging winds with up to 60 mph gusts and quarter size hail could cause trees and power lines to fall.

“For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building,” according to NWS.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions.

The watch went into effect right after 3 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m.

The NWS says that damaging winds along with large hail are possible tonight. People can expect showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening, with possible flooding incidents.

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Updated at 3:10 p.m. — The watch has been cancelled. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for Fairfax County.

The National Weather Service issued the watch at noon today (Thursday). It will last until 4 p.m.

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