(Updated 1:25 p.m.) Southbound drivers on Beauregard Street were forced to find a detour around noon today (Friday) after a burning garbage truck closed southbound lanes at the intersection with Roanoke Avenue.

The southbound lanes were closed at the intersection. Southbound lanes reopened around 1:25 p.m.

Garbage truck fires are known to happen, but AFD Senior Public Information Officer Raytevia Evans said it’s still a pretty uncommon occurrence.

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James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story. Map via Google Maps

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35 Cockrell Street

In the past seven days, 37 properties in Alexandria were reduced in price, according to Homesnap.

In total, there are 490 homes for sale, including 328 condos, 103 townhomes and 59 single-family homes. The median list price is down slight from last week at $482,450.

Below, find several recently reduced properties:

Want more? Check out Just Listed properties in Alexandria.

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(Updated at 1:50 p.m.) There are 2,238 Alexandrians without power in the Rosemont neighborhood as a severe thunderstorm sweeps through the area.

According to Dominion Power, there is an outage affecting nearly 2,238 customers in Rosemont and Del Ray. Another 222 customers are without power in Arlandria.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect this afternoon and tonight for Alexandria and the surrounding area.

Expect damaging wind gusts and large hail, warned the National Weather Service in a noon announcement.

According to NWS:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Maryland portion of the
Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and I-95 corridor through
central Maryland, northern Virginia, and District of Columbia.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the Washington and
Baltimore Metropolitan areas as well as southern Maryland until 8
PM this evening. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the
primary threats.

Elsewhere, an isolated severe storm is possible over the Virginia
Piedmont.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

There are slight threats for severe thunderstorms Sunday and
Monday.

James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story

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102 W. Bellefonte Avenue

In the past seven days, 73 homes were sold in Alexandria, according to Homesnap. These ranged from 1 BD/1 BA condos to $1M+ historical townhomes.

Taking a look at the local market as a whole, during the week of July 11, there were 167 new listings, totaling 471 homes for sale. The median list price is $499,000.

A few of the most recently sold properties in Alexandria include:

In the market? Check out Just Listed properties in Alexandria.

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26 E. Linden Street #A (via Google Maps)

This past week, 49 properties were recently sold in Alexandria, according to Homesnap.

The median list price was $468,949, and the median sales price was $670,000. Additionally, homes spent an average of 50 days on the market.

To get a closer look at these numbers, here are a few properties sold this past week, including their original list price and final sales price.

In the market? Check out Just Listed properties in Alexandria.

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804 Madison Street (via Google Maps)

The housing market is all over the news these days. In case you’ve missed it, it’s hot with homes selling quickly and for over asking price.

If you’re hoping to wait it out, renting could be a good option. According to Homesnap, there are nearly 200 homes listed for rent in Alexandria.

Take a look at a few recently listed properties for rent in the area:

In the market? Check out just listed properties in Alexandria.

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Tropical Storm Elsa is withering as it creeps north along the East Coast, but its remnants spawned a storm that packed winds strong enough to wreak havoc along Duke Street in Alexandria.

Luis Ramirez had just gotten home from his construction job Thursday afternoon when he heard a ripping, tearing sound and then a thunderous boom. At the corner of Vermont Avenue and S. Gordon Street, a felled tree narrowly missed his house.

“I’m glad it fell away from the house,” Ramirez said. “I’m bummed, though. That was my Christmas tree. I’d climb all the way up and put lights on it. Not anymore.”

Dominion Energy’s outage map indicates there are more than 200 customers in the neighborhoods just south of Duke Street and east of Holmes Run without power. A transformer exploded nearby and Dominion Energy is currently on-site, with power estimated to be restored between 6-11 p.m., the power company says.

Nearby residents said on social media that street lights were briefly out in the area but have since been restored.

Strong winds and storm damage were also reported just across the Alexandria border, in the Rose Hill section of Fairfax County, including along Franconia Road.

James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story

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1502 Ruffner Road (via Google Maps)

Throughout June, we highlighted a number of recently sold properties in Alexandria. Now, we’re taking a look back at some of the most expensive homes sold throughout the month.

But first: As of June 27, 466 homes are listed for sale in Alexandria, according to Homesnap. That includes 299 condos, 59 detached homes and 108 townhomes. The median list price is $485,000 and the median sales price is $682,500. In the past four weeks, there have been 256 homes sales.

Now, let’s take a look at June’s most expensive sales:

In the market? Check out Just Listed properties in Alexandria.

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(Updated 3:45 p.m.) Alexandria Police have resolved the barricade situation at an 11th floor apartment in Seminary Towers (4701 Kenmore Avenue) in the West End.

Police tweeted that the standoff came to an end at around 3 p.m., and that evacuated residents have been allowed to return to their apartments. Residents in the 10th, 11th and 12th floors were evacuated by police at around noon and were told that tear gas may have to be employed against the suspect.

“APD was serving a warrant from another jurisdiction,” APD senior public information officer Amanda Paga told ALXnow. “The adult male subject refused to comply.”

The identity of the man has not been released, and police said he was alone in the apartment.

Courtesy Google Maps, James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story

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420 S. Columbus Street

Welcome to your regular recap of recently sold properties in Alexandria.

This past week, 66 homes were sold, according to Homesnap. Although the median sales price for the past four weeks is $649,900, a number of properties are selling for well over $1 million — even $1.5 million.

Take a look at a few of the homes sold last week for over $1.5 million:

In the market? Check out Just Listed properties in Alexandria.

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