Utility crews are still working to restore electricity to over 2,000 customers after last night’s storms.
As of 9 a.m., there were 2,545 people in the county without power, according to PowerOutage.US, which collects data from utilities across the country. That includes 1,672 Dominion Energy customers and 873 customers of the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC).
The scope of the outages has been reduced significantly overnight after strong winds and rain knocked out power for more than 16,000 people by 7 p.m. yesterday (Monday). The county was hit hardest south of I-66, particularly around Fairfax City and Annandale.
According to its outage map, Dominion Energy is estimating that power will be restored to the still-affected areas around 3-8 p.m. today. Spokesperson Peggy Fox reported around 8:30 a.m. that the company has 6,000 remaining outages at 240 different locations across the region.
There is at least one lingering road closure. Henderson Road near Seven Hills Lane in Clifton is still blocked by a downed tree, the Fairfax County Police Department tweeted, advising drivers to find alternate routes.
Last night, the department said debris and downed wires had closed “several secondary roads,” but no major ones, resulting in limited traffic impacts.
Overall, last night’s storms caused less damage than forecasters had feared. Warnings of potential tornadoes prompted facility closures and an early end to the work day for many, including local federal government employees.
6,000 remaining @DominionEnergy NOVA outages at 240 work locations–most in Fauquier, Fairfax, Loudoun. Making progress with 90% restored.
Our goal is to have nearly all restored by 8:00pm, Leesburg's tough-we'll get you by 11:00pm.
Thanks for your patience! pic.twitter.com/vs6MuNf6nG
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) August 8, 2023
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) August 8, 2023
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