Power Outages in Alexandria, Virginia after Winter Storm Stella

Power Outages in West End Alexandria

More than 70 customers are currently without power today in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Dominion Power after winter storm Stella on Tuesday. The biggest outages are in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia in the Beuregard neighborhood, according to the power company.

Dominion has no timetable for outage restoration. If your power is out, be sure and report it at this link.

What are you experiencing this Tuesday readers?

(Courtesy image Dominion Virginia Power)

Power Outage in Alexandria, virginia

Image credit: Dominion Power

Power outage affecting dozens in Old Town North

UPDATE (11:15 PM): Power restored.

There is a power outage in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia tonight affecting 52 customers tonight (August 9). Dominion says it is the result of a ‘vehicle accident’. Be sure to report your outage at this link.

Trying to get more information from Dominion and Alexandria Police on this. Dominion says restoration expected in the wee hours of the morning between 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM.

Will post an update(s) if I get one.

Power Outage Tuesday, April 19, 2016
UPDATE (7:45 PM): Dominion projects restoration to occur between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. this evening.

UPDATE (7:35 PM):

Thousands of customers are without power in the Alexandria, Virginia tonight, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

As of 7:30 p.m. this evening, there are 2,558 customers without power in the City. Power outage stretches from Old Town to the Carlyle and Eisenhower East neighborhoods out to Quaker Hill and Taylor Run.

The cause of the outage is listed as a ‘circuit out’, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

REMINDER: Report your outage by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

Stay with RedBrickTown.com for developments in this story.

Power outage in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

Power outage affecting over 1K Alexandria Customers

UPDATE (1:28 PM):: Spoke with representative from Dominion who notes all power should be back ON to those that were affected by the brief outage. The rep says the outage was caused by an underground cable failure in the North Royal Street and First Street area. Residents in that location may notice a lingering odor of smoke for some time but, the cause has been fixed.


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
As readers know, a week ago Tuesday, a major power outage at USPTO headquarters resulted in damaged equipment that required the subsequent shutdown of many of their online and IT systems. Power and systems have since been restored.

The USPTO Deputy Director posted his comments on the outage today in USPTO’s Director’s Forum blog.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our stakeholders and employees for their patience and support as we worked to repair USPTO operations to full functionality. I also want to extend our sincere appreciation to the hundreds of employees, contractors, and service providers who have been working around the clock, through the holidays, to restore operation of thousands of servers, network switches, firewalls, databases, and their connections.

The USPTO contracts, through service providers, for clean uninterrupted power from state of the art, redundant, uninterrupted power supplies for our data systems. On December 22, both of these power supplies were damaged, resulting in a complete power outage to our data systems. Analysis of the damage over the last week confirms our earlier assessments and eliminates any concerns of foul play. We will take this opportunity to work with our service providers to ensure that lessons are learned and improvements are made.

We regret that any interruption occurred, and we strive to provide service equal to the best in government and industry. The USPTO continues to invest in improving our IT systems and many of these improvements allowed the agency to bounce back more quickly. I am proud to say that the USPTO teams returned operation to many systems as early as the next day, successfully restored data from our backup systems, and made all the necessary hardware repairs to return to nearly 100 percent operations by December 28th. Thanks to the tireless dedication of so many people, the USPTO is again operating on an uninterrupted power supply.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Last Tuesday night, a major power outage at USPTO headquarters resulted in damaged equipment that required the subsequent shutdown of many of their online and IT systems.

As we told you, sources had told us the damage would cause the outage to last through this past weekend. Our sources were correct.

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued the following update last night (Sunday, December 27):

A major power outage at USPTO headquarters occurred Tuesday, December 22, resulting in damaged equipment that shutdown our IT systems. This includes our filing, searching and payment systems used by customers and examiners across the country.

Since the incident occurred, teams including USPTO employees, contractors, and third party service providers have been working around the clock to diligently repair damaged equipment and restore power. Systems are slowly being returned to service today with a goal of bringing all systems online and operational Monday morning, December 28.

Due to the extent of the damage to the systems that provide power to the USPTO’s data center, we know that work will continue for the next several days. Therefore, in order to keep systems protected and prevent damage, it is possible that some or all systems may need to be taken offline again.

We understand how critical these systems are for our customers, and our teams will continue to work around the clock to fully restore them as quickly as possible. Based upon the results and the stability of our operations, we will keep deadline flexibility in mind and will closely monitor operations and evaluate whether any additional “holiday notices” similar to the one issued last week covering December 22 to 24 are needed.

Further status updates will be issued on this page (www.uspto.gov/blog/ebiz/) as they become available, as well as on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/uspto.gov) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/uspto) accounts.

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore full service as soon as possible.

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