There are an estimated 75,000 customers with
power out in Northern Virginia, with probably over half of them in Fairfax
County. Work is done first on hospitals, nursing homes and critical
infrastructure. The crews do have access problems getting anywhere as you
might imagine. With the snow continuing, the challenges will also
continue. If you call to report your power outage, you will receive an
estimated timeframe for restoring power and it is always helpful to report
particular information of downed lines or other information you can
provide. The number to call is 888-667-3000. You can also track
where the power outages are on: http://www.dom.com/storm-center/dominion-electric-outage-summary.jsp
Storm Warning Remains In Effect
Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 pm Saturday, heavy widespread snow
accumulations expected between 20 and 30 inches, with some locations in excess
of 30 inches. Saturday: Snow and areas of blowing snow. High in
the upper 20s. North wind between 14 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 10 inches
possible. Saturday Night: A chance of snow, mainly before 9 pm.
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low in the mid teens.
North wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
information will be
available this weekend on Fairfax County’s Web site , Facebook , Twitter , emergency information phone
line (703-817-7771), the Community
Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) and on Fairfax County Government Channel 16 . In
addition, 1670 AM ,
emergency radio for Fairfax County, is broadcasting continuous
weather information directly from the National Weather Service.
Additional winter weather
preparedness information can be found online.
If you have a
life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
If you are
seeking assistance for an elderly or disabled person during the storm, need
information on warming shelters in the area or concerned about an unsheltered
individual or family at risk of hypothermia, please dial 2-1-1 or visit 211virginia.org.
When you dial 2-1-1,
a trained professional will listen to your situation and suggest sources of
help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in your
community and statewide. All referrals are confidential, and you can search for
these same services on 211virginia.org.
information is available at http://www.ReadyVirginia.gov.