Severe weather moves through DC area, knocking out power and dumping rain and hail
WASHINGTON (ABC7) -- Thousands are without power in Northern Virginia after powerful storms moved through the area Monday evening.
At 8 p.m., Dominion Energy reported nearly 90,000 outages in Virginia. By 9:30 p.m., it was around 109,000, including around 35,500 in Northern Virginia.
Earlier, the bulk of those without power, 10,597, were in the Spotsylvania, Virginia area, while 10,000 were in the dark in Fairfax, and 5,000 each are out in Prince William and Fauquier as of 7:30 p.m., per Dominion Energy.
The school system decided to close schools Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions and widespread outages.
Hail and rain started falling and winds picked up mid-afternoon in West Virginia, and moved east slowly.
The rain hit the D.C. area around 6:45 p.m., knocking down trees and power lines.
A massive tree was brought down on two parked cars in Northeast Washington. No one was injured.
In addition to thunderstorm watches and warnings, parts of Loudoun County, Montgomery County and Fairfax County were under tornado warnings at different times Monday afternoon.