Alexandria has just been hit with an outage that’s knocked out power to a large swath of the city’s Arlandria and Parkfairfax neighborhoods.
According to the Dominion Energy website, 3,240 residents are without power in Arlandria west of Mount Vernon Avenue, as well as Parkfairfax and parts of North Ridge and Shirlington.
The outage was reported around noon and the website lists the time of restoration as sometime between 4-7 p.m., though those estimates can sometimes be conservative.
The Dominion website said the outage was caused by an equipment problem and, as of 1 p.m., crews were assessing the damage.
Dominion has faced a public lashing from city leadership in the past over repeated outages. Last year, Dominion Energy said it would invest millions in preventing future Alexandria outages, though Dominion leadership also said undergrounding was not a cost-effective option city-wide.
There are over 3,200 @DominionEnergy customers presently experiencing an outage in North Ridge.
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) March 1, 2023
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Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
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