July 4 storm downs trees, leaves hundreds without power

A downed tree near the GW Parkway on Thursday afternoon. (Image courtesy of Jeff Feinstein)

A 4th of July thunderstorm created its own fireworks in the Fort Hunt and Woodlawn area on Thursday afternoon, bringing down trees and cutting power for many residents.

The storm rolled into the area around 4:30 p.m., bringing downpours and high winds. In the aftermath a tree blocked part of the George Washington Parkway near Collingwood Road, and as of 7 p.m. more than 700 people near Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon and Woodlawn remained without power.

The biggest cluster of outages was in the Fort Hunt area, with more than 350 customers in the Waynewood neighborhood losing power, according to Dominion Energy. A tree fell into a power line in the Woodlawn area, causing close to 300 Dominion customers there to lose power.

Screenshot of outage map
Dominion Energy’s outage map showed a number of different incidents in Fort Hunt causing hundreds to lose power.

Power was expected to be restored between 7 p.m. and midnight at most locations, according to Dominion, although no estimate was listed yet for the Woodlawn outage.