Strong Saturday Storm in Reston
Wind and rain blow through, but Reston spared from tornado that touched down in Fairfax County
Update: 5:30 p.m. Saturday - Traffic has been grounded at all three DC-area airports.
Dominion reports 108,000 customers without power. To find specific areas without power, visit: http://outagemap.dom.com/DomComFlexOutageViewer/index.html.
To report an outage, call Call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
Original story: A strong storm moved through Reston about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, bringing with it rain and winds in excess of 65 miles per hour.
The storm, which lasted about a half hour, was similar to June's Derecho, which brought 70 mph winds and left thousands without power for days.
Saturday's damage was not as severe, but there were many trees down around Reston. Visitors to the Great Grapes! wine festival at Reston Town Center ran for cover.
A tornado reportedly touched down near Bailey's Crossroads shortly before 4 p.m. There are reports of damaged planes at Dulles International Airport. Dominion Virginia Power reported at 4:15 p.m. that 90,000 customers were without power.
Reston Patch will keep you updated on power outages and damage reports.
A year ago to the day - Sept. 8 - there was severe damage around town as more than six inches of rain fell in a few hours, flooding Reston's Park and Ride lot, among other places.
The good news: the 90-degree temperatures dropped about 15 degrees, and Sunday is supposed to be cool and sunny.
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