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UPDATE: Major Storm Knocks Out Power in Annandale

Lots of trees and debris down in Annandale neighborhoods, but all major roads passable.

Update 11:34 a.m.

The Fairfax County emergency blog is reporting the county's 911 call center is down. 

To report an emergency, please go to a police or fire station.

Click here for a list of police stations.

Click here for a list of fire stations.

 

Update 11:20 a.m.

Merni Fitzgerald, the director of public affairs for Fairfax County, said the county has activated its emergency operations center and will be posting a comprehensive list of resources for local residents on its emergency blog shortly.

Residents can elect to receive email notifications whenever the blog is updated. 

Update: 10:45 a.m.

Nearly a quarter of a million customers in Fairfax County are without power—or air conditioning—this morning.

Dominion is reporting 235,164 out of its nearly 400,000 Fairfax customers are currently offline.

Throughout Northern Virginia, that number is 437,102.

Fairfax County Police officers are assessing the extent of storm damage. They do not yet have a sense of how widespread but a desk officer said at 10:35 a.m. that they hope to have a clearer update in an hour.

Be sure to check back with Patch.

Have photos of storm damage? Upload to your neighborhood gallery. Found a way to stay cool? Please share in comments below.

Original story

A handful of trees and a lot of debris covered much of Annandale following that brought wind, rain and a lot of lightning to the area.

Most street lights in Annandale at intersections like Old Columbia Pike and Little River Turnpike, Hummer Road and Annandale Road, were out, causing a little bit of back up as motorists attempted to drive through.

There were plenty of cars parked at and , but most residents turned away upon after they were unable to gain entry. Lines of people and cars circled McDonald's and nearby 7-Elevens, but most remained dark without power. Shop owners in the , and elsewhere could be seen sitting outside of their storefronts with employees.

Dominion Power has reported that they expect restoration of power to all affected areas to take days to repair. Verizon and AT&T customers may also experience outages at this time.

Annandale Patch will update with information regarding power outages and storm damage in our community as much as possible.

What's it look like in your part of Annandale? Share photos of storm damage in your neighborhood with us by uploading them to this gallery above.

jen July 01, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Has anyone seen any utilty trucks in the area? Haven't seen any since the storm in Annandale.
cindy-lou Fancher July 01, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Glenn Hollow ct,Annandale ,Va. Power restored 2am sunday morning. Power is on its way.
H July 01, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Is power restored on Medford av/ Mcwhorter pl. area in Annandale VA?
Janie July 02, 2012 at 11:26 AM
How is Holborn Avenue, Annadale?
Sherell Williams (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Sorry folks. I've moved most of the Annandale updates here: http://patch.com/A-vFmK We'll have more stories on the outage on the site today. I will likely create a new article and link to it here again.
Sherell Williams (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Hi Janie, the Dominion Power Outage map is not showing any dots near Holborn. The closest one I see lists 4 homes without power. That looks closer to Duncan Drive.
Sherell Williams (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I saw one yesterday working on Heritage Drive near the shopping center. Dominion will update their list of crew work locations. If Annandale's listed, we'll post that information on the site!
Sherell Williams (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Yesterday, we had reports from residents near Annandale High School that they were still without power. Some in Avant Apartments have said their power was restored late Sunday night. Today, the Dominion Outage Map shows there are still significant numbers of people without power near Hertage Drive. Looks like 13 homes may be affected close to McWhorter.
Sherell Williams (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Glad to hear your power's back on!
jen July 02, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I live 2 blocks from annandale high shool. I think we may have power sine i just called my home and i heard the answering machine. i have to confirm, will post later.
jen July 02, 2012 at 01:39 PM
davian dr in annandale (by AHS) recieved power at 1:30 am. yay! time to go home.
Sherell Williams (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Thank you for the update, Jen!
Kelly brons July 03, 2012 at 01:43 AM
No power in the prosperity heights neighborhood still any idea when it will be back? :(- Kelly

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