Update: Power at Lake Anne Fellowship House

About 54,000 Dominion customers still in the dark.

Update 4 p.m. Tuesday: Dominion says it has restored power to nearly 90 percent of the 1 million customers who lost electric service because of the storms last weekend.  

Crews will work on July 4, and service for virtually all customers in Northern Virginia and the Richmond metro area who lost electric service because of the storms should be restored by Friday night.  

Original story:

Dominion Virginia Power estimates  43,268 customers in Fairfax County remain powerless after Friday's derecho, including some Reston-area neighborhoods, as of  11 a.m. 

Many of those customers are along Hunter Mill Road, where an estimated 1,600 customers or more remain in the dark. Power was still out on Post Oak Trail, Hunter Mill Estates and Great Falls Crossing as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The 43,268 is down from more than 1 million immediately following Friday's powerful derecho.

Riders Lane in Reston and many spots in Vienna that may affect Reston are on the list for repair crews for Tuesday. See the complete list here.

At power finally was restored at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Fellowship Square Executive Director Jan Broughton says lunch is taken care of for Tuesday, and after that the building does not need anymore food deliveries.

However, community members who want to help can bring cleaning supplies and gift cards to local grocery stores so that the building's residents - mostly low-income seniors - can replenish their refrigerators.

Some residents could also use help cleaning refrigerators. If you would like to help, call LAFH's main number: 703-471-6474. Ask for Netta or Mae, and they will put you on the volunteer team.

Broughton says that new volunteers will be matched with screened volunteers if they are going to enter residents' apartments. 

Road Closures

As of about 12:30 a.m. the following neaby roads are closed because of debris, according to 511virginia.org:

  • Hunter Mill Road, from Silk Oak Drive to Tamarack Drive
  • Birdfoot Lane, from Stuart Mill Road to Lawyers Road

Did we miss a road closing? Or are there other areas drivers should take caution? Leave a comment to help keep us informed. 

Help Out

Have power? Spare time? Extra supplies? 

Reston Association Pools

All RA pools except Lake Newport are  now open.  The phone is still out at Lake Newport, but RA hopes to have it in working order for the July 4 Pool Party there.

For pool updates, click here.

Clearing Debris

County residents can use Fairfax County's two disposal facilities, which accept tree branches that are 20 inches or less in diameter, to rid their yard of debris:

  • I-66 Transfer Station
    4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax
    Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • I-95 Solid Waste Complex
    9850 Furnace Road, Lorton
    Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special July 4 schedule:

  • I-66 Transfer Station
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for deliveries from residents only
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. brush accepted from commercial haulers
    NO TRASH from commercial haulers
  • I-95 Solid Waste Complex
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for deliveries from residents only
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. brush accepted from commercial haulers
    Trash from commercial haulers accepted from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The facilities charge a minimum $5 fee for residents. Payment may be made by cash, Visa or MasterCard. If residents utilize the county's trash collection services, they must call to schedule a brush pickup at 703-802-3322. Others should contact their own trash collection company for instructions. 

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Beverly Bugos July 05, 2012 at 10:29 PM
I agree Margaret. The volunteers were wonderful. And we thank them all. I went out this morning and thanked the men working behind our building and offered them cold drinks of water, both last night and this morning. Since I am on the second floor, at the back, I was only one floor up from where they were working. Late last night I yelled out a thank you to them for keeping up the hard work. They are still out there right now No, they Just left. They said we will loose power for about 2 hours when they hook us up to the Baron Cameron line. It looks like they just finished filling the large whole that was back there. I am told we will be informed when they are going to shut off the power again. It might not be for a week. It will give us a chance to clean out the frig and freeze up some water. Many have already stocked up (twice). I hesitate to do so, trying to do the bare minimum.
Jonathan Miller July 07, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Air conditioning in the Lake Anne Fellowship House is out again as of sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 PM this evening (Friday July 6). They do have power and elevator service.
Beverly Bugos July 07, 2012 at 01:09 PM
This almost feels like some cruel joke. Just as we begin to recover, cleaning out frig's, restocking etc., our A/C is out on the hotest day, with code red air quality. For some of us there is no place to go in this heat, and the heat is damaging to our health. While this is not 'assisted living', many do require Med Tech aids, or other outside care-giving to avoid going to assisted living. For many, A/C is not just an option, it is a necessity. It would be really nice to get an update on what is wrong and when it will be fixed.
Beverly Bugos July 07, 2012 at 01:22 PM
The temperature in the building on the 2nd floor, without direct sun, is 84 F, but it will increase as the day goes on. The lowest was 77 degrees with the A/C on high and set to 65 F. The temperatures on the upper floors is much hotter. (As it was the last time we lost A/C, or had 'particial A/C.) If we try to cook, it will only get worse. And it will of course get worse throughout the day if this problem is not rectified. People on low incomes can not afford to restock the refrigerators as it is. Having had to throw out every thing in the frig. Not knowing what is coming next makes it that much worse. We can not afford to go to hotels, and eat out. HELP!
BBurns July 07, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Sounds like AC is back up - I hope everything is ok and stays ok.


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