Update 11 a.m. Monday
According to the Dominion Virginia Power's list of crew locations in Northern Virginia, crews are at Hillbrook Drive and Little River Turnpike and Glen Park Road & Braddock Road in Annandale today. The outage map is showing that almosr 7,000 customers are still without power in Annandale.
Annandale Patch will have a grocery stock list soon for those wanting to know which items they can purchase at local stores.
Update 6:45 a.m. Monday
Fairfax County reports that over 80 traffic lights at intersctions are out, including Hummer Road/Gallows Road and Route 50 and Gallows Road.
According to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the following Annandale schools out of 15 FCPS schools are without power as of 6 a.m. Monday.
- Annandale Terrace Elementary School
- Mason Crest Elementary School
- Poe Middle School
- Wakefield Forest Elementary School
Around 11,201 people in Annandale are still without power, according to the Dominion Virginia Power outage map. On Sunday, Dominion announced that it could be nearly a week before electricity is completely restored to the more than 250,000 Northern Virginia customers still without power.
Media Relations Spokesman Dan Genest said on Sunday that while Dominion predicts repairs to be at 90 percent restoration progress by Thursday, they hope to be closer to 60 percent restoration progress by Tuesday.
“We’re working along main streets right now, but we know we’re missing the little places in between,” said Genest.
Neighborhoods still without power in Annandale include: Sleepy Hollow, Chapel Square, Canterbury Woods, homes near Hummer Road, homes near Annandale High School, Ravensworth/Bristow, Broyhill Crest, and Forest Hollow. Residents in nearby Lincolnia, where there are an estimated 600 customers without power based on the outage map, and in North Springfield are also without power.
The neighborhoods with the largest outages are Sleepy Hollow and
Dominion released a list of work crew locations in Virginia on Sunday. Genest said the list will be updated daily, so it’s possible that Annandale will appear on the list sometime this week.
School Closures and Cancellations
Confirmed school closures for Monday, July 2 are: Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus, the University of Northern Virginia, PHILLIPS School and Congressional Schools of Virginia in Falls Church.
Fairfax County Government will be open on Monday, July 2. Employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled. Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed.
Audrey Moore RECenter will remain closed on Monday due to continuing power outages. All programs including classes, camps and extended care at Audrey Moore RECenter and Hidden Oaks Nature Center are cancelled.
For additional county facility updates, visit Fairfax County’s Emergency Information Blog.
Update 8 p.m. Sunday - Gas Price Gouging, Open Restaurants/ Shops
All shops and restaurants in the Annandale Shopping Center, Bradlick Shopping Center, World Plaza Shopping Center, and Little Run Shopping Center had power restored early Sunday evening. It's likely that all shops in those centers will be open, including: Food Corner Kabob, Shilla Bakery, Beanetics, Cue Club Cafe, Quiznos, Silverado, Dollar Tree in Bradlick Shopping Center and in Little River Shopping Center, and others.
Where to Buy Gas
Annandale residents spent part of Sunday in long lines at gas stations. The most expensive gas is the Exxon located on Markham Street and Little River Turnpike. At $3.99 a gallon, the Exxon has significantly increased their prices and could potentially face complaints from residents for price gouging. On Friday, regular gas was at $3.36 a gallon. On Sunday, the price soared to $3.76 for regular and then to $3.99 for regular, $4.11 for plus and $4.21 for supreme no more than an hour later. The prices remained the same on Sunday evening. Based on the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs complaint form, the gas station could be violating the state Anti-Price Gouging Act.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency on Saturday following the storm damage on Friday. The Anti-Price Gouging Act "prohibits a “supplier” from charging unconscionable prices for “necessary goods and services” within the affected area during the thirty (30) day period following a declared state of emergency." Under the Act, which went into effect in 2004, necessary goods are defined as "goods or services for which demand does, or is likely to, increase as a result of the disaster."
Nearby gas stations such as the Sunoco (formerly Texaco) at 7206 Little River Turnpike was $3.36 for regular and $3.69 for for ultra while the Hess near John Marr Drive and Little River Turnpike was $3.34 for regular, $3.46 for plus, $3.69 for premium and $3.75 for diesel as of 8 p.m. Sunday. For thos resident searching for gas come Monday morning, your best bet is to start at those places.
Update 10 a.m. Sunday
More than 200,000 people are still without power in Northern Virginia. The following businesses are open in Annandale Sunday, July 1.
- Giant (Bradlick Shopping Center), 6980 Braddock Rd
- Giant, 7137 Columbia Pike
- Safeway, 7414 Little River Tpke
- Kmart, 4251 John Marr Drive
- Pho Hai Duong, 4231 Markham St. Ste M
- Shilla Bakery, 7039 Little River Tpke
- Il Mee Buffett, 7031 Little River Tpke. #5A
- Express 1 Food Mart, 4713 Backlick Road
Some additional restaurants in Seoul Plaza on Markham Street, World Center Plaza off of Little River Turnpike (where Food Corner Kabob is located) and in the Bradlick Shopping Center such as Little Italy, Pho Cong Ly, Papa John's and Subway may be open. As of 8 a.m., they were not open, but did not have signs on their door stating they were closed or did not have power. It's best to call ahead.
- Starbucks (Bradlick Shopping Center), 6960 Braddock Rd: Food, power and wi-fi
- Starbucks (Barcroft), 6365 Columbia Pike Falls Church, VA: Food, power and wi-fi
Most 7-Elevens in Annandale are open, but do not have power and likely dod not have ice or other cold supplies. Here are 7-Eleven locations in Annandale:
Many stores in Annandale Shopping Center including Beanetics, Cue Club Cafe, Quiznos, Silverado and Burger King were still dark and without power. Jukebox Diner is also closed. Dollar Tree in Bradlick Shopping Center and in Little River Shopping Center are also closed.
Most Banks are also still closed. However, Giant and Safeway allow debit/credit card usage and have cash back as an option. If you need to relax, Sun's Day Spa has power and is open.
The City of Fairfax has one cooling center currently open at Old Town Hall located at 3999 University Drive will is now open. A full list of Virginia cooling centers can be found at virginiaderecho.tumblr.com/.
All Northern Virginia Community College campuses, including Annandale, are closed Sunday, July 1 due to power failure.
All indoor activities for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), including community use, are canceled for Sunday, according to the latest alert from FCPS. However, all outdoor activities may continue as scheduled.
As of 3 p.m. Saturday, most storefronts in Annandale are closed due to lack of power. Here's a list of what's open and what's closed if you need to pick up supplies.
Restaurants in shops in the Annandale Shopping Center such as Quizno's and Burger King and shops in the Heritage Shopping Center such as H-Mart are closed. Restaurants in the Little Run Shopping Center are closed. Employees at Petco spent part of the afternoon removing most of the animals, especially the fish, to other facilities due to their power outage. Kmart and Wendy's (on John Marr and Little River Turnpike) are also closed.
||Form of Payment Accepted
||7137 Columbia Pike||Cash and debit/credit cards.
||6980 Bradlick Shopping Center||Cash and debit/credit cards.|
|Sunoco (formerly Texaco)||7206 Little River Turnpike||See attendant for payment options.|
|CVS||7205 Little River Turnpike
||Cash and debit/credit cards.|
The Fuddruckers in Alexandria, as well as many restaurants and gas stations on Duke Street and in the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center are also open.
All Northern Virginia Community College campuses, including Annandale, are closed Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 due to power failure.
All indoor activities for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), including community use, are canceled for Saturday, according to the latest alert from FCPS. However, all outdoor activities may continue as scheduled.
Where to Cool Off
The George Mason Regional Library is closed (see county library website for a full list). The Audrey Moore RECenter is closed as well due to lack of power. However, if you're wiling to drive a bit and need to cool down, the City of Fairfax has one cooling center currently open at Old Town Hall located at 3999 University Drive. A full list of Virginia cooling centers can be found at virginiaderecho.tumblr.com/.