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Power lines come crashing down in Arlington County, leaving hundreds without power

Power lines come crashing down in Arlington County leaving hundreds without power. (Photo courtesy of Twitter user/@rrriot79)

Downed power lines caused around 1,000 customers to lose power in Arlington County on Saturday.

Dominion Power said a truck "snagged" the lines and broke two of the power poles around 8:15 a.m. It also damaged some vehicles in the area.

Some people in the area said they've complained to the county in the past on claims that the wires were hanging too low.

By late afternoon, power had been restored to all but 200 customers and Dominion Power reports crews were aiming to restore power to the remaining residents between 3 to 8 p.m.

The intersection of 26th and 28th streets was shut down following the incident and remained shut by late afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as details become available.






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