(Updated at 3:40 p.m.) While the weather has died down for now, almost 800 people in Fairfax County lost electricity when a thunderstorm passed through the D.C. region this morning, bringing flood and tornado risks.
Dominion Energy has 761 customers currently without power, as of 3:20 p.m., according to PowerOutage.US.
The biggest outage is in Chantilly between Lees Corner and Stringfellow roads, near the regional library, Dominion’s power outage map shows. The utility company has dispatched a crew to investigate the cause of the power loss, which has affected 272 customers.
Another 227 customers have been impacted by an outage along Stuart Mill Road in the Little Difficult Run area of Oakton, which has also seen smaller outages along Bennett Road. There are downed wires there, Dominion spokesperson Peggy Fox said.
1,546 customer outages in Northern Va. from today's strong storm.
▶️Wires down on Bennett Rd, Fairfax; crews on scene.
▶️Always assume downed wires are energized & dangerous–stay at least 30 feet away.
▶️Report immediately to @DominionEnergy at 1-866-DOM-HELP
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) May 27, 2022
There is also a larger power outage in Mantua affecting 186 customers. Among them appears to be Mantua Elementary School. Like in Oakton, a crew has been dispatched, but there’s no estimated time of restoration yet.
A Flood Watch remains in effect for the county, with more showers and thunderstorms potentially emerging later this afternoon and evening.
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