Power Outages Continue Wednesday in Fairfax County and Alexandria

Dozens in Fairfax County and Alexandria enter third day with no power following ice and snow storms earlier this week.

Ice and snow left thousands in our area without power. Photo Credit: Jane Lemons.
Ice and snow left thousands in our area without power. Photo Credit: Jane Lemons.
With temperatures in the 20s Wednesday morning, Dominion Virginia Power reported that 376 customers in Northern Virginia entered a third day without power as of 8:30 a.m. — down from the peak of 202,000 during the ice and snow storms on Sunday and Monday.

In Fairfax County, which experienced the most outages during the storms, 22 customers had no power as of 8:30 a.m. In Alexandria, the outages had dropped to 22.

You can view Dominion Power's map that pinpoints where the outages are located here.

Read: Safety Tips When the Power Is Out

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
  • Stay away from downed power lines and anything touching them.
  • 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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