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JUST IN: Tens of thousands in Fairfax County lose power after storm

More than 4,000 people lost power in the Great Falls/Wolf Trap area after a July 12 storm (via Dominion Energy)

(Updated at 7:45 p.m.) More than 16,000 people in Fairfax County are currently without power after a rainstorm with high winds passed through the D.C. area earlier this evening (Tuesday).

As of 7 p.m., a total of 16,255 electricity users in the county had lost power, including 15,480 Dominion Energy customers, according to PowerOutage.US.

Dominion’s outage map indicates that the Great Falls and Wolf Trap area experienced the most extensive power losses, with roughly 4,246 customers affected. Other hard-hit areas include Tysons, Springfield, and Fair Lakes.

The estimated times of restoration suggest that the utility company will be working to address the outages throughout the night and into tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southern Fairfax County until 8:30 p.m., forecasting 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail. According to an initial report, wind gusts from an earlier storm reached up to 70 mph in Centreville.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 10 p.m., and a Flood Watch is out for the D.C. area until midnight.

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