Power restored to about 1,000 in Alexandria after equipment failure

The lights are back on for about 1,000 people on the north end of Old Town Alexandria after an equipment failure cased a power outage Friday afternoon.

Dominion Energy confirmed the restoration of power for all customers just before 8:30 p.m.

The outage — which started at around 2:30 p.m. — covered a larger part of Old Town, initially leaving over 3,000 customers without power.

Dominion said they was working to repair a piece of equipment that failed at the termination point, where overhead lines meet equipment that’s underground.

Initially, the outage covered a larger part of Old Town until Dominion did some rerouting and switching.

WTOP’s Luke Garrett contributed to this report. 

Kristi King

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