Sandy Storm Update: Flooding, Road Conditions and More
Posted 8:32 a.m.
The worst part of Hurricane Sandy has moved out of our area. High winds and rain will remain through the morning and gradually diminish.
We are monitoring potential flooding throughout the county, including Huntington and Belle View/New Alexandria. High tide is around 9:30 a.m., so our engineers will have a better idea about potential flooding then (especially for high tide later tonight). We will continue to monitor conditions and announce any protective actions that need to be taken. Throughout the county, please stay safe. If you are driving:
- Be careful of wet leaves as that may hinder your ability to stop your vehicle.
- If you encounter flooding in roadways, “Turn around, don’t drown” and be careful of hydroplaning.
Here are some stats this morning about our community:
- About 90 roads are closed – view list/map
- According to VDOT, about 100 traffic signals are out – treat as four-way stop
- About 60,000 power outages– view Dominion and NOVEC maps
- As of overnight reports, more than 53 trees fell into homes
- 42 power lines are down
County and Virginia Department of Transportation crews in Northern Virginia are working throughout the day and night to assess storm damage, remove debris, and work closely with emergency responders and utility companies to reopen roads closed due to downed trees and power lines. VDOT estimates that it will take several days to reopen all roads.
In case you missed our operating status updates, county offices and schools are closed, as are nearly all public transportation options. View full list of updates.
If you have questions about the storm response or recovery: