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Power Out in Parts of Alexandria, Arlington During Super Bowl

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    More than 3,000 people in Northern Virginia were briefly without power on Super Bowl Sunday, and some residents also had trouble with their cable service.

    About 4 p.m., part of a power pole broke in Arlington, Dominion Virginia Power said. At about 5:15 p.m., 3,128 people didn't have power. An hour later, the outages were down to 964.

    More than 60 customers still were without power in Arlington about 8:30 p.m. and 35 didn't have power in Alexandria. Power was fully restored about 9:45 p.m.

    Some residents in the Arlington and Alexandria areas complained on social media that they could not watch the Super Bowl because their Comcast service was not working.

    In a statement to News4, a spokesperson for Comcast said a generator fire at the Ballston mall impacted some customers in Arlington.

    "Our teams are engaged and responded immediately with back-up generators and other supplies to work to restore services as the power company continues working to fully restore the power grid," the spokesperson said.

    Comcast customers have been affected in Alexandria because of a burned fiber, the spokesperson said, and multiple crews are on site to "repair services as quickly and safely as possible."

    Arlington County police tweeted earlier that lights were not working at some intersections in the Ballston-Virginia Square area and officers were helping with traffic control in the 4200 block of Wilson Blvd.

    Drivers should treat all intersections affected by the power outage as a four-way stop.