BREAKING: Massive power outage in Alexandria | ALXnow

Thousands of Alexandria residents were left in the dark on Friday night due to a massive power outage.

As of 8 p.m., the utility company had reported to more than 12,750 customers without electricity. As of 8:20 p.m., that number had dropped to 6,846.

More than 3,500 customers are without electricity In some parts of Arlington, Across the border into Alexandria.

Affected areas include Del Ray, Potomac Yard and Farlington. Some have reported flashing lightning.

According to Dominion’s website, power restoration is currently estimated at 10pm to 1pm. A company spokesman said the cause of the crash was a malfunctioning circuit in a substation.

Update at 9:35 p.m. – Alexandria Police are reminding residents to consider dark traffic signals as a four-way stop.

“Dominion Power has announced a major power outage across the city of Alexandria.” ABD said. “This malfunction has resulted in many intersections without power. Consider all intersections without power as a four-way stop. Please be careful and drive safely.”

Update at 9:15 p.m. – The power was briefly restored, but it was disabled, a Dominion spokesman said. A number of residents around the city said on Twitter that they were still without electricity.

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