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Power Outages
Posted by: Dominion Electric ()
Date: October 28, 2012 08:42PM

As of 8:30 pm Sunday, two power outages in Fairfax County are being investigated:

Work Request #: 8433800
Customers Currently Affected: 1
Estimated Restoration Time: Oct 28 11:00 PM - Oct 29 1:00 AM
Outage Cause: Power Line Damaged
Location: Neighborhood south of Old Keene Mill Road near I-95

Work Request #: 8433784
Customers Currently Affected: 1
Estimated Restoration Time: Oct 28 10:00 PM - Oct 29 12.00 AM
Outage Cause: Pending Investigation
Location: Neighborhood south of Old Keene Mill Road west of Lee Chapel Road

Check out our interactive outage map at:

http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/index.html

Please note: Once winds exceed 30 knots, our crews are not alowed to climb. What the public refers to as "bucket trucks" will not be sent out until winds fall below 30 knots.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: hype city ()
Date: October 28, 2012 08:51PM

please just shut the fuck up..

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sage
Posted by: sage ()
Date: October 28, 2012 08:54PM

sage

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: No Panic Here ()
Date: October 28, 2012 09:14PM

Dominion Electric Wrote:
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> Please note: Once winds exceed 30 knots, our crews
> are not alowed to climb. What the public refers
> to as "bucket trucks" will not be sent out until
> winds fall below 30 knots.


That's a relatively short time: 2:00 to 7:00 pm Monday. And no winds over 38 knots are forecast. Looks like this is mostly a rain event for us.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Don Knotts the knothead ()
Date: October 28, 2012 10:10PM

We could get .06 fathoms of rain also.....knots? WTF....speaka sum engrish prease.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Lazy guy ()
Date: October 29, 2012 01:12AM

Thanks for the update ATOM. Looser.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Dominion Virginia Power ()
Date: October 29, 2012 01:29AM

All previously reported outages in Fairfax County are clear at this time.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Great Map ()
Date: October 29, 2012 07:38PM

The Virginia Power map shows 600 outages in the middle of Wakefield park.

http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/index.html

I didn't know there were that many homeless people living back there.

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Re: Power Outages - actual numbers
Posted by: Sparky juice ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:06PM

Dominion Virginia Power has 395,000 electric service accounts within Fairfax County.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday night, it says that 35,000 accounts are without power. About 9% of their local County customers. Not bad -- so far.

You can search by locality:
http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/index.html

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Re: Power Outages - actual numbers
Posted by: Same Number for a few hours ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:12PM

Sparky juice Wrote:
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> Dominion Virginia Power has 395,000 electric
> service accounts within Fairfax County.
>
> As of 9 p.m. Sunday night, it says that 35,000
> accounts are without power. About 9% of their
> local County customers. Not bad -- so far.
>
> You can search by locality:
> http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/in
> dex.html

That is definitely not real time, or even near it.

My neighborhood shows 2 customers out of power. Every house I can see is out.

A couple other neighborhoods I've checked also show 2 customers. Just got a call from my father, he just lost his power about 15 minutes ago, his neighborhood shows no outage.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Hooes Road ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:15PM

We just lost it, goddamn it.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Orange hunt ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:21PM

Lost our power around 7pm. Why does springfield lose power if a deer farts? Our power lines need to be fixed. This is pathetic. My friend in Reston town center probably won't lose power at all.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: down the line ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:23PM

Orange hunt Wrote:
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> Lost our power around 7pm. Why does springfield
> lose power if a deer farts? Our power lines need
> to be fixed. This is pathetic. My friend in
> Reston town center probably won't lose power at
> all.


have not lost it yet in the town center. Just waiting for it to go. I feel very lucky so far.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: McCoy Rd ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:28PM

@ Orange hunt: Part of the reason is because so much of springfield/burke/lorton/fairfax city use Arial delivery for your electric and cable (I work for Cox), poles get hit, trees hit wires.. etc.

Also, I haven't seen Novec posted, so here is a link: http://stormcenter.novec.com/index.cfm

No Power loss yet here on McCoy. Have a decent view of Centreville.. looks like london towne is a little dark, and around machen/new braddock is a bit dark too.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Orange hunt ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:42PM

Thanks for the info. I see our power lines out there just dangling waiting for the nearby ever-growing nature to take it out.

We actually lost power around 2-3 for about an hour. Kind of a sneak preview of what was coming.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Shockingly ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:42PM

Great Map Wrote:
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> The Virginia Power map shows 600 outages in the
> middle of Wakefield park.
>
> http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/in
> dex.html
>
> I didn't know there were that many homeless people
> living back there.


Does Va Power read FU? They moved the Wakefield Park dot to the beltway/236 interchange, not that there are many homes there either.

At least the homeless in Wakefield Park have lights tonight. Thank God.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: McCoy Rd ()
Date: October 29, 2012 09:58PM

Getting some very serious gusts right now, hardcore rain with it. We actually had to turn the deadbolt to keep the door from vibrating. Any thoughts on this storm being simply over-hyped must not be looking out their windows...... londontowne is a little darker than before, and I saw no lights near pleasant valley rd.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Still overhyped ()
Date: October 29, 2012 10:24PM

McCoy Rd Wrote:
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> Getting some very serious gusts right now,
> hardcore rain with it. We actually had to turn
> the deadbolt to keep the door from vibrating. Any
> thoughts on this storm being simply over-hyped
> must not be looking out their windows......
> londontowne is a little darker than before, and I
> saw no lights near pleasant valley rd.

Still over hyped. Maybe we haven't seen the worst of it yet, but so far it isn't anything catastrophic. Though I'm not sure we'll ever have a really catastrophic storm this far inland. It could be destroying the eastern shore, while all we'll see is heavy wind and lots of rain.

But look at the derecho. At the time it was rolling through I thought it was a pretty damn strong storm, but it wasn't until the next day when everyone made a big deal out of it. With this hurricane, we've had 4 days plus of people getting all worked up.

Spent one hurricane in a beach rental in North Bethany, one of those beachfront houses up on telephone poles. The whole house swayed so much I actually got a little seasick around 3 in the morning. The next day, the sun was shining, and there were some trees down as you drove further inland. Even that wasn't such a big deal.

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Re: sage
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: October 29, 2012 10:26PM

sage Wrote:
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> sage


lol

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Not so ()
Date: October 30, 2012 08:18AM

Shockingly Wrote:
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> Great Map Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The Virginia Power map shows 600 outages in the
> > middle of Wakefield park.
> >
> >
> http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/in
>
> > dex.html
> >
> > I didn't know there were that many homeless
> people
> > living back there.
>
>
> Does Va Power read FU? They moved the Wakefield
> Park dot to the beltway/236 interchange, not that
> there are many homes there either.
>
> At least the homeless in Wakefield Park have
> lights tonight. Thank God.

The Wakefield Park outage has returned, along with a second dot. Roughly a half mile into the woods north of the rec center.

928 and 2 customers affected, respectively.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Rednecked ()
Date: October 30, 2012 10:02AM

Dominion customer. Power went out for about 2 minutes then came back on.

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: oh shiznit ()
Date: October 30, 2012 10:20AM

no power outages here. played all day and night on ps3 and will do the same today since the gubba ment decided to close today!!!!

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT WHEN THE GUBBA MENT OVERREACTS AND CLOSES DOWN!!! HOPE WE GET ALOT OF SNOW THIS WINTER!!!

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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Cable is back ()
Date: October 30, 2012 09:48PM


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Re: Power Outages
Posted by: Atom ()
Date: October 31, 2012 09:13AM

I'd like to thank Dominion for doing a great job, this time!

Power on in 28hrs!!! I'll take that all winter long please.

Thank you

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