Monday, November 12, 2012
Work in Miller Heights area leaves more than 60 in the dark
Residents in the Miller Heights area had a power outage this morning, leaving about 62 customers in the dark. A cable was cut along Melanie Lane around 9 a.m., leaving about 60 customers without power for about an hour, said Le-Ha Anderson, a Dominion Virginia Power spokesperson. Two customers are still without power, which should be rectified in the next couple hours, Anderson said. "A private contractor doing utility work for another company accidently cut into our power line," Anderson wrote in an email to Patch. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Oakton Patch by signing up for newsletters here. Or follow Oakton Patch on Twitter and Facebook.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dominion Power restores power to more than 100,000 in 24 hours after strong storm hits Saturday.
Update Sunday 5:30 p.m.: Things are starting to get back to normal for those who lost power over the weekend, just in time for getting back to work and school on Monday. Dominion Power has restored power to more than 100,000 homes in 24 hours time in Northern Virginia. As of about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dominion Power reported 2,114 still without power in Northern Virginia. Here is an update of outages in the area: The National Weather Service reported Sunday morning that a preliminary investigation by the service shows no tornado touched down in Northern Virginia on Saturday. Photos of Saturday storm damage in Northern Virginia. --- Update Sunday, 3:45 a.m.: After a strong storm with high winds hit the Northern Virginia area on Saturday …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Post-Derecho the telecommunications company is continuing to restore service to all customers in Northern Virginia.
A possible tornado in Fredericksburg, a derecho and other severe weather have thrown service out of commission for many Verizon customers. Since June 29, Verizon has been experiencing service outages due to the freak weather occurances and has been assessing and repairing damage. "After Verizon technicians worked extended shifts throughout the weekend, the company’s service levels are nearly back to normal in most of the Washington metropolitan area," said a prepared statement from the company. "Company technicians now are focusing on service restoral for several hundred customers in areas technicians could not previously reach due to downed power lines." The possible tornado in Fredericksburg downed approximately 20 power poles. "As of …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
About 3,400 customers lose power after Vale Road incident.
Update, 2:34 p.m.: Fairfax County sent out an alert that Vale Road will be closed at Oak Valley Drive in Vienna for about eight hours. -- Update, 1:34 p.m.: The truck did not crash into the pole, but because of its height, it clipped the wires. The truck was traveling eastbound on Vale Road. If traveling westbound, drivers will be detoured onto Rocky Branch Road. If traveling eastbound, drivers will be detoured onto Oak Valley Drive. -- Original post: A truck traveling on Vale Road crashed into a pole, causing a power outage for about 3,400 Dominion Virginia customers, authorities said. The driver of the truck is conscious and alert, but he is still in the vehicle to stay safe from live wires that fell on his car, said Officer Don …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Jorge Adonay Meva Caceres is being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
A Manassas man has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license after crashing into a utility pole in Oakton, police said. Jorge Adonay Meva Caceres, 25, of Damascus Drive in Manassas is being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 bail, but he will not be released because he is an illegal immigrant on hold by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a spokesperson with the detention center. Caceres was arrested after driving his 1995 Lexus into a power pole on Gray Street off Blake Lane in Oakton on Monday morning, said Officer Shelley Broderick, a Fairfax County Police Department spokesperson. Caceres was heading westbound on Blake Lane when his vehicle popped …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Dominion Virginia Power has replaced power pole on Gray Street
A car crashed into a power pole and transformer in Oakton around 2 a.m. Monday, causing hundreds to lose power, Fairfax County Police told WUSA9. The accident, which caused the pole to crash down on the vehicle, occurred on Gray Street near where it intersects with Blake Lane. Nobody was seriously injured in the incident, police said. As of 12:38 p.m., all Dominion Virginia Power customers had their power restored, Dominion spokesperson Le-Ha Anderson told Oakton Patch. After the incident, about 1,000 customers lost power. Within an hour, all but about 485 customers had their power restored, she said. Dominion crews replaced the pole, but workers are still on the scene for cleanup. Police have not yet responded to a request for additional…