Power Outage
Sources tell me power has been fully restored to all Dominion Power customers in Alexandria, Virginia. See this link and this link for earlier posts on this morning’s power outage.

I am told there are a few minor issues Dominion Power still has to work on (e.g. traffic signal at 28th Street and King Street in the West End) and that an underground cable failure caused the widespread outage.

alexandria logoDominion Virginia Power reports that 2,210 customers are currently without power in Alexandria, due to multiple power outages in Old Town. The service restoration time for most outages is early afternoon.

The Alexandria Police Department is controlling intersections where needed, mostly along Route 1. If an officer is not present at an intersection with dark traffic signals, please treat it as a four-way stop.

Residents and businesses without power should report the outage by calling 866-DOM-HELP or online at this link. That link may also be used by the public to check the status of an outage, including the number of customers affected and the estimated time for restoration.

City libraries, recreation centers, and swimming pools may be used as cooling centers during normal operating hours. A list of locations and other tips to stay safe during heat are available at this link.

This is an update to this post.

UPDATE:


Route 1 is closed in both directions from Slater’s Lane to 1st Street, except for one northbound lane, for several fallen electrical poles. The public is urged to use caution in the area and treat all uncontrolled intersections (no power or officer directing traffic) as a four-way stop.

The fallen poles have caused power outages in the area, and initial estimates are that removal of the poles could take up to 10 hours. The cause is currently being investigated.

The Charles Houston Recreation Center & Memorial Pool are also closed until further notice due to the outage. Both facilities will reopen once power has been restored.

Report power outages to Dominion Virginia Power at www.dom.com or by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

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