(Updated 1:25 p.m.) Alexandria is still clearing downed trees and in the wake of Saturday’s severe storm.
No one was reportedly injured in Saturday’s storm, which cut off power to an estimated 15,000 residents. As of Monday at around noon, there were still 131 households without power throughout Alexandria, according to Dominion Energy.
Some residents say they haven’t gotten a response from the city after a large tree fell through three properties in the 300 block of Queen Street.
“We can’t get the city out here one block from City Hall on a tree that’s city property, covering a city sidewalk on top of a city sign and over a city road,” said Scott Corzine on Queen Street. “We need somebody to take responsibility from the city to tell us if they are going to come take this tree down and this hazard to the community. We’re waiting to hear from someone and their response has been underwhelming to say the least.”
The street has since been partially closed for tree removal.
The road at 300 block of Queen St between Royal and Fairfax), will likely be closed into Monday evening for tree debris removal. Crews are currently conducting removal operations and coordinating with Dominion to restore power once tree removal operations conclude. pic.twitter.com/WlV5JBSr4I
— RPCA, Alexandria VA (@RPCA_AlexVA) July 31, 2023
The city said debris, down traffic signals, and other issues can be reported to the city by calling 703 746 4444 or contacting Alex311.
We have over 17K @DominionEnergy customers presently experiencing an outage scattered all over the City.
Report outages at 866-366-4357 or online at https://t.co/P7thQdZmld
There are also many trees down around the City.
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) July 29, 2023
We are now down to just under a thousand Alexandrians without power.@DominionEnergy has indicated that the “vast majority” should be restored by 11PM tonight.
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) July 30, 2023
Cleaning up the City after a storm is a team effort! We are here to help by offering residents services to clear debris and yard waste through @AlexandriaVA311 #alex311 #alexandriava pic.twitter.com/k6DakeT8yD
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) July 31, 2023
In response to yesterday’s storm, the City of Alexandria rapidly deployed staff to clear downed trees and other debris. These efforts are still underway. Read more at https://t.co/aGrCAXzNYC.
— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) July 30, 2023
We encourage residents to continue to submit storm damage issues to @AlexandriaVA311 for tracking purposes. As crews continue to clear debris from roadways, please consider the following tips to help us respond as quickly as possible. MORE INFO >> https://t.co/0YJf6jid7e pic.twitter.com/znJDcfZlLY
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) July 30, 2023
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