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UPDATE: McLean Locations Where Power Crews Are Scheduled Today, More than 1,000 McLean Residents Still Seeking Power

Dominion Power: Virtually all power to be restored Friday.

 

UPDATE 10:15am. Dominion Power is no longer listing individual jurisdictions where power crews are working. Here are the McLean locations that we identified.

We urge the neighbors to look at the list for locations, we may have missed. Here is the link to list.If you find locations that we missed, please add them in comments.

McLean Locations:

  • Lewinsville Rd & Windy Hill Rd
  • Linway Terr at Carlin La
  • Sea Cliff Rd off Great Falls St
  • Towlston Rd & Leighmill Rd
  • Towlston Rd south of Rocky Run Rd

Dominion Power says:

  • 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.

 

If you are without power by 5 p.m please let us know in comment.

McLean Patch will continue to report on outages until all the neighbors have their power restored.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: 5:59 am. More than 1,000 McLean residents remained powerless Wednesday night as Dominion Power crews continued to restore power lines in the area. The total number of Fairfax county residents still without power stood at less than 10,000 as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Dominion Power said virtually all power should be restored by Friday.

"We remain on track to reach our advanced targets to restore service for virtually all customers in Northern Virginia and the Richmond metro area by Friday night," said Rodney Blevins, vice president–Electric Distribution Operations. "In a few instances, work in Northern Virginia may continue into Saturday where there was extreme damage.

In McLean:

  • Towlston Road  are remains a problem with an estimated 400 customers still without power as of Wednesday evening.
  • Dranesville Supervisor John Foust is still without power along with about 80 neighbors in the vicinity of Swinks Mill Road. Foust, who worked today, says he has a cool basement, hot water and an air-conditioned office.
  • A large outage continued in Tysons Corner.

More updates:

1. Note from Dranesville Supervisor John Foust:  "My staff and I have been in the office all day. We heard from several residents early but it has gotten quiet. We have had numerous communications with Dominion to check on status of outages we previously reported and location of their resources in the field. Based on feedback from residents and Dominion, I feel good progress is now being made."

Del. Barbara Comstock, R-34, sent out updates on Great Falls, Vienna and Loudoun.

2. McLean's three cooling centers will remain open through Friday.

They are located at the McLean Community Center, the Spring Hill Recreation Center, and Lewinsville Presbyterian Church at the corner of Great Falls Road and Chain Bridge Road.

Spring Hill Recreation Center has showers. Fees have been waived but residents must bring their own towels and toiletries.


Spring Hill Recreation Center and Lewinsville Presbyterian Church

  • Lewinsville Presbyterian Church has opened its doors from 9:30am-4:30pm. 
  • Anyone is welcome to come in, cool down, and charge up their devices.  The Heat Relief Center will be in Fellowship Hall, with access to water, bathrooms, and the nursery if there are small children. Lewinsville Presbyterian Church is located at 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA (at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Great Falls Street). The Lewinsville Presbyterian Church telephone number is  (703) 356-7200
  • For those older adults and individuals with disabilities that need transport to one of these two facilities this week, please contact  703-324-7062 beginning July 4th at 8:30 a.m. Transportation will only be provided during the operating hours for the cooling centers.

 Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA
9:30am-4:30pm
703-356-7200
 
Spring Hill Recreation Center
1239 Spring Hill Road
McLean, VA 22102
Open until 6 pm
703-827-0055
 
McLean Community Center: Power has been restored to the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean and the building will serve as a cooling center for all residents. 

Beginning Thursday the Community Center will open beginning at 9 am and close at 11 pm.  Chairs and tables will be available throughout the lobby area and in the Community Hall wing of the center.  The kitchen will be accessible for cold drinks and visitors will be able to bring food into the building.  No pets will be allowed in the building.

3. A McLean neighbor shared this: I saw about 4 or 5 cherry picker trucks working on Lemon Road today (Wednesday) from PIKE Electric.

"I stopped to thank the crew. Then I went home to send them an email thanking them for coming to help us out. PIKE is from North Carolina, the crew member I talked to came from Georgia. These men and women are Godsends and maybe we need a groundswell to send them our thanks. I'm sure other power companies are around, but PIKE is the one I happened upon," the Patch reader wrote in an email.

Adrienne July 05, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I saw those PIKE guys too. Slowed car, waved, and yelled thank you. I hope everyone is thanking linemen for the work they are doing in horrible condiitions.
PJ Buckley July 05, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Man, what a week it has been. My home had its power return yesterday. Tough times for sure. I did want to drop in a note to thank Del. Barbara Comstock of McLean for tireless work on behalf of her constituents --AND THOSE NOT IN HER DISTRICT. One of the few devices that worked for me was Twitter and Mrs. Comstock was working on problems from residents in McLean, too. The above article would have you think she was simply working the Loundoun, Vienna and Great Falls area. NOT TRUE. While I heard NOTHING from my Delegate, Mrs. Comstock could not have been more helpful--and I can't vote for her. I know others who were depending on her constant updates as well. Great job. I live in McLean and sure wish Delegate Comstock was my representative in Richmond. I have yet to hear a word from anyone else although I do know John Foust has also been on top of this horror show.
Mindy Mintz July 05, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I agree with you! Kudos to Barbara Comstock who has done an amazing job keeping everyone posted during this difficult time.
Bob July 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Thank you Barbara. You have been terrific. Thank you to John Foust too. Not too impressed with Sharon Bulova blaming others for the 911 mess. She IS in charge after all as Chairman of the Board. Think it could be time for a change at the top.

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