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Old 07-01-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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I guess the same ones who say "VPI".
Alas, long gone are the Gobblers of VPI these days...
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Alas, long gone are the Gobblers of VPI these days...
They seemed to stick to it stubbornly like Stanford alums who still insist they're Indians.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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The Kings Park neighborhood south of Parliament Drive. We were one of the first to get power back when we are usually one of the last to get power in situations such as these.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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I live in Sugarland in Sterling, and, as far as I can tell, our power is still out since 10:30pm Friday. We have a 3-month old, so we're staying with family in MD who never lost power. I keep calling our house and assume if our phone is not working (through Verizon FiOS), then the power is still out. Dominion's website just says (for my address, when I log into my account), "Currently, there is no estimated time of restoration available for your outage. Damage assessment is in progress. Come back later to 'Check status of a power outage' to obtain your estimated time of restoration." So, not sure when we can expect power to come back on. I assume everything in my upright second freezer is going to have to be tossed, and I hate to think how hot and stuffy it must be in our house right now!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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The other thing I've noticed is that VEPCO really seems to bust their asses to get lines back up. At the peak of the mayhem, looked like VEPCO and PEPCO each had 450,000 out in the metro DC area. VEPCO is down to 285,000 while PEPCO is closer to 350,000. I get the feeling that VEPCO simply gets their stuff done better.
Interesting since I posted this, Dominion is down to 258,000 in NoVa. PEPCO at 345,000. Dominion got about 30,000 back on. PEPCO got 5,000.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm guessing we're not hearing from those still without for obvious reasons.
Probably. When we had no power I was posting from my phone.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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My power just came back on almost three hours ago. City-Data is a little unwieldy for me to keep up with by phone.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I've noticed that there are still numerous traffic lights out on Braddock Road. With a major thoroughfare such as that, shouldn't they put high priority in getting power restored to those traffic lights?
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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I live in Sugarland in Sterling, and, as far as I can tell, our power is still out since 10:30pm Friday. We have a 3-month old, so we're staying with family in MD who never lost power.
Good plan! We've become shower-central and soak-up-the-AC headquarters here in Vienna/Oakton as well. We even provide one free cell-phone recharge with each visit!

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I keep calling our house and assume if our phone is not working (through Verizon FiOS), then the power is still out.
Might not be a safe assumption. We never lost power at all, but FiOS internet and TV mysterioulsy disappeared around 4:00 in the morning on Friday, then popped back on again around noon. But we are still without any FiOS phone service.

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I assume everything in my upright second freezer is going to have to be tossed, and I hate to think how hot and stuffy it must be in our house right now!
Depends. If it normally runs at zero degrees or lower, it should be fine through Sunday night and even into Monday morning, particulalry if it's kind of full.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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I've noticed that there are still numerous traffic lights out on Braddock Road. With a major thoroughfare such as that, shouldn't they put high priority in getting power restored to those traffic lights?
Haven't been out today, but did go out to dinner last night, and there were numerous traffic lights out on "major roads" everywhere. I don't think it's a priority problem, but one of simple volume. Also, not everyone is apparently aware that when the traffic lights are out, the intersection functions as if it were a 4-way stop.
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