Power Outage Affects Thousands of Customers, Traffic Lights Near Dulles Airport

Power was restored to most homes and businesses by Tuesday afternoon

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A power outage affected more than 24,000 businesses and homes Tuesday morning in Fairfax County near Dulles Airport.

By 1:45 p.m., just 157 customers were without power, Dominion said. That was down from more than 24,000 customers earlier.

Traffic lights could be dark in the impacted area, which includes neighborhoods along the Route 50 corridor, particularly east of the airport, west of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and south to Interstate 66, according to Dominion Energy's outage map.

Power could be restored before 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dominion Energy’s website said.

It’s unclear what caused the outages. The website reported an equipment problem.

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