More Homes Regain Power

More Homes Regain Power

Cooling centers open during heat wave.

— As of Monday morning, July 2, there were about 26,000 to 27,000 households without power in Arlington— an improvement from a peak of 59,000 households following the June 29 thunderstorm.

Arlington County police officers, firefighters, and others were still addressing the storm’s aftermath. Police have been dispatched to control traffic to the fewer than 40 traffic lights that are without power. The Solid Waste Bureau continues to remove storm debris.

City officials recommend everyone to avoid the heat. There are 16 cooling centers open, which include most libraries, all Arlington public pools, community centers and Ballston and Pentagon City malls.

The 9-1-1 service is still sporadic. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. If the number does not work, call the non-emergency number 703-558-2222 or go to any Arlington fire station.