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Power outage hits North Ridge neighborhood as weather topples trees and power lines

Power outage in North Ridge on 1/3/2022, photo via Dominion Power

There have been sporadic power outages throughout the region during today’s snowstorm, but the North Ridge neighborhood is the hardest hit in Alexandria with an estimated 1,665 residents without power.

The Dominion Power website says a work crew has been dispatched and the cause of the outage is under investigation but it’s almost certain the heavy snowfall today is likely to blame.

There are reports coming in on social media and the emergency services scanner citywide of fallen trees and damaged power lines. Emergency services have identified a handful of intersections where traffic lights are non-operational as a result of local outages.

There are islands across the city where around a hundred residents per spot are without power, like on Seminary Hill near Inova Alexandria Hospital where a street was closed after wires fell and a transformer blew out.

Besides North Ridge, one of the other heavily-impacted areas are the affordable housing units just northeast of William Ramsay Elementary School, where residents have already been struggling with unsanitary living conditions. There are currently roughly 404 residents in that dense area currently without power.

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