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Power Outages Abound Across Alexandria on Windy Day

(Updated at 2:25 p.m.) Amid a Wind Advisory for the D.C. area, more than 2,600 Dominion customers are currently without power in Alexandria.

As of 1:30 p.m. Dominion reported 2,654 households and businesses without electricity in the city.

“Our @DominionEnergy crews are working to get the power back on!” a Dominion spokeswoman said via Twitter. “High winds bringing down trees & branches have caused many outages.”

The largest outage in Alexandria was just north of Holmes Run, near N. Van Dorn Street, where firefighters had earlier responded to a report of a small brush fire after an electrical transformer blew. Traffic signals were also said to be dark in the area.

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A smaller outage, involving around 200 Dominion customers, was reported just west of Del Ray, near St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School.

Power should be restored in both areas by 7-9 p.m., according Dominion’s website.

The outages are also prompting at least one school and two recreation center closures in the city.

The Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m., with gusty winds expected to continue this afternoon.

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