Columbia Pike has been closed for more than 12 hours near Bailey’s Crossroads after a vehicle crashed into a house and utility pole last night (Sunday), taking out the pole and, with it, the area’s electricity.
Upon arriving at the scene, a responder reported to the dispatcher that one vehicle drove into a house, but there didn’t appear to be any structural damage.
“I do have a major power line blocking Columbia Pike in both directions,” he said.
No injuries were reported in the crash, but the downed utility pole resulted in power outages for 1,893 Dominion Energy customers, Dominion spokesperson Peggy Fox said shortly before 10 p.m.
The Fairfax County Police Department warned that the road closure would extend through the morning commute due to “extensive damage” at the Blair Road intersection.
As of 10:20 a.m., Columbia Pike remains closed in both directions, prompting the FCPD to advise drivers to find “an alternate route.” Dominion Energy still has 365 customers in Bailey’s Crossroads without power, according to the utility company’s outage map.
“We expect to bring power back by noon,” Fox said in a tweet. “Thanks for your patience. Avoid the area if possible.”
⚠ ROAD CLOSURE ⚠ Columbia Pike at Blair Rd in Baileys Crossroads is closed in both directions. A single vehicle crashed into a utility pole & house causing minor damage. No injuries to anyone involved. Downed powerlines expected to cause delays. Please use an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/LUAugSpWOM
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) February 12, 2024
Work repairing downed lines from vehicle crash into pole continues on Columbia Pike.
365 customer outages. We expect to bring power back by noon.
Thanks for your patience. 🙏🏻
Avoid the area if possible.https://t.co/jJaJ68yyu0
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyDomEnergy) February 12, 2024
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