Thousands in Virginia still without power

Thousands of Virginians remain without power Monday morning after a storm thundered its way through the area Sunday evening.

As of 1:30 p.m., more than 3,000 are without power in Alexandria City; more than 1,000 don’t have electricity in Fairfax; more than 1,000 are without power in Arlington.



Because of the outages, Alexandria City Public Schools are shifting two high schools to asynchronous virtual learning for the day: Alexandria City High School-King Street campus (ACHS) and Charles Barrett Elementary School.

“Dominion Electric is responding to the outage and has not yet provided a timeframe for restoration. We will continue to update families via text, email and the school website at www.acps.k12.va.us/school as more information becomes available,” ACPS said in a letter to families of students at the schools.

Dominion Energy told WTOP crews are working quickly to restore service — and have been doing so since Sunday night — but there’s no timetable for when all the outages will be taken care of.

“60+ mph winds knocked down trees, branches, poles– We have 92 projects with damage in Nova,” Dominion Spokesperson Peggy Fox tweeted.

Power outages

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up