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Update: McLean Community Center Closed, Traffic Signals Working in downtown McLean

Greenberry's reopens.

 

UPDATE 11:02am. McLean Community Center is closed because there is no power. No determination as to when power will be restored. We are updating our web site regularly, reports executive director George Sachs.

Classes and camps held at the main center are cancelled. Camp McLean is being held at Churchill Road School and the Old Firehouse Teen Center Camp is being held at OFTC.

Traffic Lights. All traffic signals in downtown McLean are up and working.

UPDATE 10:21am. Greenberry's Coffee is open.

UPDATE 8:51 am. There is no power today at Langley High School and Longfellow Middle School. Offices are closed

ORIGINAL STORY. 5:59am.Dominion Power expects to restore power to eighty to eight-five percent of its customers by Tuesday night.

Rodney Blevins, vice president-Electric Distribution Operations  noted that the large scale of the storm damage – extending over many states and affecting more than 3 million customers in all – means there is a large demand for outside help. Further complicating the situation are communications infrastructure problems, especially in Northern Virginia, according to a statement late Sunday from the company.

Initial restoration work focuses on large electric transmission lines and critical facilities such as emergency call centers, hospitals and cooling centers.  For that reason, customers may not see crews working in their neighborhoods in the initial days. The focus then turns to power lines serving large numbers of customers and then to neighborhood circuits, the company explained.

Power restoration in McLean began Saturday afternoon and continued thru Sunday. However, an estimated 10,000 McLean residents remained without power for the second night.

Here's the latest information on the status of Fairfax County facilities, schools, libraries, etc.

Weather Forecast: Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Dranesville Supervisor John Foust is still without power. Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, Great Falls, Loudoun, reported that her power was restored about 9:30 Sunday night.

But both are updating information. Comstock is publishing a daily update on her Facebook page.

Foust shared the following information in an-e-mail to constituents Sunday evening:

Road Conditions: For more information on road conditions and real-time traffic information, go to www.511Virginia.org.  To report a road problem, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-7623. 

Also, Spring Hill Road between Old Dominion and Lewinsville is closed. As for Sunday evening there were no signs warning motorists that the road is closed, Foust said.

I-66 HOV - VDOT will lift the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) requirement of two or more passengers on eastbound Interstate 66 inside the Beltway during the a.m. rush hour Monday, July 2. Regular HOV restrictions will remain in effect on I-66 outside the Beltway and on I-95/395


Boil Water. Some residents are being advised to boil water before drinking.  A map showing the defined area is attached.

For ongoing storm-related information:

  •  Sign up for the County’s Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN).  Messages are sent by email, text or pager.

Power has been restored at our Dranesville office at 6649-A Old Dominion Drive and we will be fully staffed tomorrow.  Please call us if you have any questions or concerns at (703)-356-0551.

Coffee: Greenberry's to reopen Monday morning.

Fairfax County Facilities

Fairfax County Government is open, Monday, July 2, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.  
 

Fairfax County Public Schools operating status will be updated online at www.fcps.edu.   Schools: Due to ongoing power outages, all indoor activities at Fairfax County Public Schools are canceled for Sunday, July 1. Outdoor activities may continue as scheduled.

The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed.   

Transportation: Connector, Fastran : Fairfax Connector bus service is operating per its normal schedule. Check the Connector Web page at www.fairfaxconnector.com for the current operating status.  

Due to the extreme heat, Fairfax Connector and Metro will allow passengers to carry and consume water on the systems through closing Monday, July 2.  
For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, press 8; TTY 711*, or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec/fastran.  

Libraries: Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100* or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.  

View the public meetings calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/calendar/ShowCalendar.aspx for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County government Boards, Authorities or Commissions. 

Emergency information is available on Fairfax County’s Web site (www.fairfaxcounty.gov), Emergency Information Blog (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog),  Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty), Twitter (www.twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean or by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline at 703-817-7771, TTY 711*. 

*Please note that some county phone numbers are still not operational. 

** Please only call 9-1-1 for emergencies. Call your local utility to report power outages.

DRIVING PRECAUTIONS
Many intersections are still without signals.  Treat intersections with traffic lights that are out or flashing as four-way stops; the driver on the right has the right-of-way. Traffic rules during power outages.  For the latest info, call VDOT at 511 or 1-800-FOR-ROAD.

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