McLean Power Outage Update: Thousands in the Dark Tuesday

McLean Patch has compiled a list of outages submitted by McLean residents.

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Dominion outage map indicates more than 4,000 McLean customers are without power after Sandy blew through town.

The outages are not concentrated in a specific area and are not as widespread as some other communities in Northern Virginia. Visit the interactive outage map on Dominion's website

McLean residents have been extremely helpful in reporting outages. Here is a list of what we know about so far:

  • A large tree fell and brought down with power lines on Lewinsville Road, leaving almost all of the homes on Lewinsville dark.
  • The Langley Oaks subdivision next to Langley High School and Langley High School lost power at 9 p.m. Monday. This impacts about 275 houses and Langley High School.
  • A reader reported, "No power on congress, holsing, priory and sections of dead run. Our power always goes out. We have been off Lin since 5:08 p.m. (Monday)."
  • On Facebook, a reader reported, "Dominion Virginia Power confirmed widespread outages when I called at 2:30 p.m. (Monday) to report ours near Swinks Mill and Georetown Pike intersection just outside Beltway."
  • The Dominion outage map indicates some businesses in downtown McLean have been affected near the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Old Dominion Drive.
  • The McLean Community Center closed yesterday and will remain closed Tuesday. All classes and events have been canceled there.

You can report your power outage to Dominion by calling 866-366-4357. Dominion is not estimating restoration times yet because crews are only working as weather conditions allow.

On Twitter, Dominion asked drivers to use safety. "Treat intersections without lights as 4-way stops & pls move over and give utility workers some extra space if doing roadside work," @DomVAPower tweeted at about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

If you have a power outage tip or if you want to let your neighbors know when your power comes back on, add a comment below this article.

Do you have pictures or videos of storm damage? Upload them here.

Diane October 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM
No power on Towne Lane Road (one side of it) since around 6:30 Monday night. Don't understand how one side never lost power.
Alan October 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Large portion of Broyhill Glen Gary Park subdivision lost power at 9:15 pm Monday, and we're still out as of 8:45 am Tuesday. That includes Engel Dr, Morrill Ct, Old Chesterbrook Rd, Dinneen, Dempsey, and others.
Kara Horgan October 30, 2012 at 01:07 PM
No power here - Kirby b/t Barbee and Westmoreland.
Bita Motesharrei October 30, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Lost power on Old Falls Road last night around 9 pm.
Jennifer Jeannot October 30, 2012 at 01:10 PM
No power on Dean Drive off Westmoreland since 9:30 pm last night.
KMH October 30, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Large tree down across powerline (tree is being supported by the powerline on opposite side of the road) on old dominion right past the beltway overpass going toward the swinks mill. Road looks like it was closed at some point but is now open and cars are passing underneath the tree. Very dangerous.
local gal October 30, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Lost power at 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon and it is still out. Rockingham street in Franklin Park
shri sinha October 30, 2012 at 05:55 PM
snow meadow lane off Lewinsville road is out of power from Monday 9:00 PM, Lewinville Road is block going west from the bridge over I-495 after snow Meadow Lane, Utility pole across the road, pwerline down along the road. Shri
Chris Stelter October 30, 2012 at 06:29 PM
We lost power in Chesterbrook Woods at 4:30 pm on Monday. Still out as of 2:25pm Tuesday.
Chris Stelter October 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Oh, and I just checked Dominion's power outage map--what a joke! It didn't show any outage in the Chesterbrook Woods neighborhood.
Jane smith October 30, 2012 at 08:04 PM
No power since 5:41 pm monday 10/29on Falls Reach Dr next to west falls church metro what a joke Dom powe said it was assigned at 2:15 am for repair nthen at apprx 3 pm it is now dispatched was told idylwood substion transformer issue and earliest restoration is nov 1st what a joke they now have Pepcid bad reputation yes I am aware of magnitude is storm they are working 24 hours a day that over 100,000 are without power however they should have had the apprx 2000 customers on this grid back on line by now
Dave Webster October 30, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Power back on for Brook Road residents.
Chris Stelter October 30, 2012 at 09:04 PM
And at about 3:30 we got an automated call from Dominion asking us to "confirm" our power was back. Too bad, it wasn't. Still no time estimate for restoral that I can figure out, even though the outage map indicates no outages in this area...
Ken October 31, 2012 at 03:48 AM
The Dominion power outage map is a joke. No one between Great Falls and Westmoreland has power, but the map says everything OK. Power outage line just makes an excuse that there are wide power outages (duh!) and no time for restoration. With the rates they charge, they could afford to be more responsible.
Ken November 01, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Well I must say that while Dominion Power isn't very good at communications, power was restored around 3:30 pm today. Only 3 days, not too bad for this juristiction.


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