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Mt. Vernon residents still without power after midnight

By Potomac Local July 25, 2010 3:00 pm

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A portion of a National Weather Service map shows the area under a severe thunderstorm watch.

UPDATE: As of midnight Sunday, 589 Dominion Power customers in Mt. Vernon were without electricity, according to the electricity provider.

The outages affected customers on and around Buckman and Russell roads, off U.S. 1 in south Fairfax County.

They were caused by a series of severe storms that affected the region on Sunday afternoon.

Power crews were in the process of reviewing the repairs at midnight and did not say when customers could expect the lights to come back on.

There were also 22 Dominion customers who were without power in Woodbridge early Monday morning. Crews expected to have them restored about 3 a.m.

The storms were also responsible for knocking out power to other localities in Northern Virginia and Maryland.

The area remains under a severe thunderstorm watch from the National Weather Service.

At 2:50 p.m., a line of severe storms were seen on Doppler Radar making their way from Loudoun County and moving into northwestern Prince William County.

These storms have the ability to produce winds of 70 mph or more, according to the weather service.

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