Residents who are still without power should call Dominion at 1.866.366.4357 (This number was inaccurate in the original eNews release earlier today).According to Dominion, residents who are given a restoration date of today will have their power restored today; residents who are not given a restoration time of today will be scheduled for restoration tomorrow.
The City of Alexandria continues to recover from the June 29 severe storms, monitor storm recovery efforts, and respond to public health and safety concerns. Dominion Virginia Power reports that as of 12:30 p.m. today, July 5, only 876 customers are without power in Alexandria and significant progress is being made in restoring power throughout the City.
Extreme Heat and Cooling Centers
The National Weather Service has forecast temperatures exceeding 95 degrees through this weekend, with high humidity. All recreation centers, libraries, and pools are open as cooling facilities and regular programming has resumed at recreation centers.
Tree Debris Removal
Residents who have not had storm debris picked up as part of this week’s refuse collection should call Solid Waste at 703.746.4410. The relaxation of City guidelines for disposal of tree debris on private property ends today, July 5. After that, debris or brush will be picked up as part of normal weekly trash removal. Items should be no larger than 2 to 3 inches in diameter, 4 feet in length, bundled, and weigh no more than 75 pounds per bundle. Professional tree removal contractors should remove all debris from their worksites.
Verizon Mobile Trailer to Provide Internet, Telephone Services to Residents
Verizon will provide free Internet and international telephone service to Alexandria residents experiencing extended power, telephone and Internet outages as a result of the June 29 severe storms. These services will be provided in an air-conditioned mobile unit that is parked behind Chinquapin Recreation Center (near the tennis courts), 3210 King St., for the following days:
·Thursday, July 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
·Friday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Residents can use public transit to get to Chinquapin Recreation Center by riding the AT5 or AT6 DASH bus routes. These services are being provided by Verizon as a courtesy to City residents so those without power, telephone or Internet services may escape the heat, charge their devices, make telephone calls, and connect to the Internet.