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UPDATE: Number Without Power in Falls Church Area Jumps to 680 Monday

How to report your power outage.

Dominion reports 680 homes without power Monday in Falls Church area; Patch archive photo
Dominion reports 680 homes without power Monday in Falls Church area; Patch archive photo
UPDATE, Monday 6 p.m.: This just in at about 5 p.m. from the City of Falls Church Facebook page: 

Crews still working to clear large tree at intersection of West Street and Woodley.

UPDATE, Monday 5:45 p.m.: The number of homes without power in Falls Church jumped Monday from 58 in the early morning hours to 680 by 5:45 p.m., according to the Dominion Power outage map. 

A winter storm that hit the area Sunday iced trees that downed power lines. Schools were closed Monday and could be closed Tuesday. Patch will keep an eye out for any announcements.

It's uncertain whether the power company's numbers include just the City of Falls Church or those Fairfax County homes with Falls Church mailing addresses.

There is a large power outage along Sycamore Street, right near the city border, where more than 300 homes are without power.

The area now awaits potentially more precipitation — sleet and snow — from a system that will likely impact the area Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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A winter storm packing an icy punch has knocked out power to some areas in Northern Virginia, according to a Dominion outage map.

That includes 58 homes or businesses in Falls Church, as of about 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to the outage map.

Several dots show 58 outages in the City limits; another large outage is just over the border near West Street and Woodley Place shows power is out for 142 homes.

If your power goes out:

  • Report your outage! Never assume a neighbor has reported it.
    • Dominion Virginia Power: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711; view outage map
    • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC): 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711; view outage reports
  • Use a flashlight only for emergency lighting. Never use candles.
  • Unplug electrical equipment until a steady power supply returns.
  • Practice proper generator and surface heater safety.
  • Leave one light turned on so you know when power is restored.
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic signals will stop working during an outage, creating traffic congestion.
  • If power is restored, be certain it is steady before you plug equipment into it.

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