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Downed wires, trees in Fairfax County after storms, authorities say keep your distance

A severe storm impacted McLean, Great Falls and Falls Church Areas Wednesday night causing many downed trees and wires. Authorities are warning people to stay away.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Severe storms caused notable damage in Fairfax County on Wednesday night, including downed trees and wires in McLean, Great Falls and Falls Church. Power outages were also recorded and continued into Thursday morning. 

Authorities reminded the public that although clean-up continues to take place, it’s critical to keep your distance from any downed trees and be sure to never touch downed wires. 

In addition, if you see any downed trees or wires, authorities ask that you visit their website and contact the best source for your concern. 

If you’ve lost power, you can reach out to Dominion Power by calling 1-866-366-4357 or heading to their website. www.dom.com/outage-center.

Strong storms are also expected throughout the Washington region on Thursday afternoon. The key timing for severe storms in the immediate D.C. metro area is expected to be from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a few storms lingering until midnight.

Some of the storms in Fairfax may be severe with damaging wind and an isolated tornado is also possible. Isolated instances of flash flooding may also occur due to heavy rain. Officials ask that the public continues to stay “weather aware” and follow safety tips while monitoring watches and warnings throughout the day.

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