SATURDAY 8:30 am. The Dominion Power website shows all power restored in McLean this morning.
McLean returned to normal almost exactly a week after a powerful storm packing historic winds swept through the Washington area the night of June 29 casting thousands into darkness as trees collapsed across power lines and streets.
At the height of the outages at least 10,000 McLean residents were without power.
All neighbors have air conditioning back as temperatures are expected to reach 102 degrees in McLean today. McLean, Fairfax and the Washington area are sweltering under an excessive heat warning and a code red air alert today. That means very unhealthy air to breath.
If you are still without power because of the storm please let us know.
FRIDAY UPDATE 6:17 pm. Less 100 Dominion Power customers remain without power in Fairfax County, according to its website.
A handful remain without power in McLean. Dominion Power says all customers in Fairfax will have power by midnight.
ORIGINAL STORY 5:59 am. All McLean residents should have power when they turn on the lights Saturday morning after thousands were left in the dark in a horrific storm that slammed the Washington area June 29.
"All known outages in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area related to the storms should be repaired by Friday night," Dominion Virginia Power said in a Thursday press release.
Nearly 1,300 Fairfax residents remained without power Thursday night. Dominion has nearly 400,000 Fairfax County customers.
In McLean, less than 100 residents remained without power Thursday night, according to the Dominion outage map.
At least 10,000 McLean residents lost power after high winds snapped trees toppling them over power lines in the closing hour of June 29.
In other power outage developments:
1. McLean resident and member of the Dominion board of directors William P. Barr had his power restored Thursday afternoon—after six days.
When asked how he felt about the wait, Barr said, "I feel good about it. I feel resources have to be deployed based on priorities to get the whole system up and so I understand why it took awhile for my house.
"We spent several nights with one of the kids in DC. My hat is off to the crews who worked in unbelievable heat for the last week doing a really tough job. I am glad our community can get back to normal," said Barr, who was also the U.S. Attorney General from 1991-1993.
2. Dranesville Supervisor John Foust also finally got his power restored Wednesday night.
"Dominion Virginia Power is finally making substantial progress toward restoring power to all of its customers in the McLean and Great Falls areas," Foust said. "Today my office received numerous reports that power has been restored. Compared to earlier in the week, my office has received very few reports of power still out today."
3. Residents who have questions about the disposal of yard debris and spoiled food can refer to a recently posted article on the Fairfax County Emergency Information blog at http://fairfaxcountyemergency.wordpress.com/.
4. If you are still without power call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
5. Power has been restored to more than 1 million Dominion customers during the last six days, or 98 percent of those who lost service because of the storms, Dominion said in a press release. At 4 p.m. Thursday, about 18,000 customers remained without service, with a majority of them in the hardest-hit areas of the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville area.
About 5,600 Dominion employees, retirees, contractors and utility crews from 18 states and Canada are working on the restoration. More than 1,000 bucket trucks are employed in the effort, the company said.