UPDATE 1:46pm. Verizon 9-1-1 emergency service has been restored to Fairfax County. Residents no longer need to call alternate numbers, according to notice from Fairfax County.
For Police non-emergencies call 703-691-2131, TTY 711. Do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages. Call:
Dominion VA Power at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)
NOVEC at 1-888-355-0500 or 703-355-0500.
For continues updates visit the Fairfax County Emergency Blog.
Number of Fairfax Dominion Power customers without power is now under 40,000, according to the Dominion website.
UPDATE 10:30am. Here are the McLean locations where Dominion Power crews are scheduled to work today.
As for this morning about 43,000 customers in Fairfax still lacked power, four days after violent late Friday night storms tore through the area.
- Balls Hill Road at Elizabeth Dr
Balls Hill Rd & Old Dominion Dr
Franklin Park Rd off Old Dominion Dr
Great Falls St N of Kirby Rd
Kirby Rd & Cottonwood St
Laburnum Rd @ Copley Ln
N. Rockingham St & Virginia Pl
Valleywood & Kensington St
Waggaman Cir & Julia Ave
Wemberley Way & Lawton St
Dominion Power says this about crew locations:
- Crew locations are listed below only during major storm restoration events.
- Lists are based on early morning work plans for crews. However, needs often change during a major restoration and crews stay on the move. They may visit, leave and return to some locations, and may perform work at locations not shown on today's list.
- The lists do not feature specific addresses, such as customer homes. Crews are sent to specific locations to repair devices/equipment on our system that supply homes and businesses.
ORIGINAL STORY 5:59am: Dranesville Supervisor John Foust said that 100 Dominion power trucks will work in McLean, Tysons Corner and Great Falls tomorrow to help restore power to residents who have been without electricity since Friday's violent storm.
An estimated 8,000 McLean residents remain without power. An estimated 2,000 customers in the area had power restored Monday, according to the Dominion Power website.
"I was not satisfied with Dominion’s initial response to the power outage in my district," Foust said. "However, we have been in almost constant contact with their managers and I feel things are getting significantly better. Good progress was made today and, with the extra resources they are bringing in, I expect substantial improvements over the next two days," he said.
Foust himself has been without power at his home since Friday night.
Monday afternoon Sharon Bulova stopped by a McLean neighborhood to see county crews clearing a huge chestnut tree that had crashed over power lines leaving residents in the dark.
"We are driving around to some stops where we are cleaning up," she said standing on Capitol View Drive in the Churchill neighborhood.
She explained that county crews were helping VDOT clear broken trees and debris from state roads (usually a state job) to make it easier for Dominion Power crews to get in and repair the broken lines.
"It was a terrible storm," said Bulova. Her power was restored Saturday she said.
Neighbor Vincent Megna talked about the frustration of trying to get the county and Dominion Power to come at the same time—one to turn off the power so crews can clear the trees from the lines. Since the trees were cleared today, Megna said he hopes Dominion Power will return tomorrow and restore the power.
Harry Sanchez, another neighbor, said he, his wife and two children are sleeping in their basement and doing "a good amount of grilling before everything goes bad."
Here is more information direct from John Foust's office with helpful phone numbers on coping with the storm's aftermath:
Power Outages and Health and Safety Issues
You can let my office know if you are still without power or if you are aware of downed trees or branches that are affecting power lines or obstructing traffic. Call my office at (703) 356-0551 or email Dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov. We will contact Dominion and follow-up with them until the issue is resolved.
If you are aware of a serious issue affecting the elderly, someone with health concerns, or downed power lines that are creating a serious safety risk, please contact Dominion directly at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) and let my office know.
For those of you whose homes are still without power:
Dominion Virginia Power expects to restore service to 80-85 percent of customers whose power was disrupted by two days of severe storms by Tuesday night; 90-95 percent of affected customers by Thursday night, and virtually all remaining customers by Saturday night.
Dominion has more than 3,500 employees, contractors and retirees working to restore service. Another 1,500 utility workers from 13 states and Canada have arrived or are on their way to assist. Power has been restored to more than 750,000 customers since Friday evening.
Work will continue around the clock during the multi-day restoration effort.
Dominion’s Storm Center website at https://www.dom.com/storm-center/index.jsp provides a list of planned work crew locations for the day and other links.
If you are staying with others and would like to be notified by telephone when power in your home is restored, report the outage at your actual address by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
- For trees and limbs on private property, removal is the responsibility of property owners.
- Residents who receive county trash collection should call (703) 802-3322 to schedule a brush pickup for debris generated from the storm. Tree limbs greater than six feet long and six inches in diameter must be cut down to size to meet set out requirements.
- Residents with private trash collectors should contact their trash hauler for instructions on how to dispose of storm debris.
- Trees adjacent to public roads and streets, contact VDOT 703-383-8368
- Trees on county parkland, contact the Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8594
- Trees posing a hazard to public areas, contact Urban Forestry 703-324-1770
- The county’s two disposal facilities—the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Solid Waste Complex—are open for residents to dispose of yard debris. The I-66 Transfer Station is located at 4618 West Ox Road, and the I-95 Solid Waste Complex is at 9850 Furnace Road.
- Both facilities only accept tree branches that are 20 inches or less in diameter. There is a minimum $5 fee for residents to dispose of yard waste and brush at either of the two disposal facilities.
For more information on road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org. To report a road problem, call VDOT at 1-800-367-7623.
For Ongoing Storm-Related Information:
New and archived storm-related messages are being logged on the Fairfax County website. Stay in touch with the updates at http://fairfaxcountyemergency.wordpress.com/.
To sign up for the County’s Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) complete the form at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean/. Messages are sent by email, text or pager. Commonwealth of Virginia storm information.
How to reach the supervisor's office: (703)-356-0551.
Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County Government is open Tuesday, July 3, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are open.
Fairfax County Public Schools operating status.
For continuous news updates, visit the Fairfax County emergency information blog.