City of Alexandria – Hurricane Sandy Update

The City of Alexandria remains under a state of emergency in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The City received heavy rain and strong wind gusts overnight on October 29. Dominion Virginia Power has reported  that, at this time, less than 10,000 customers are without power. Several homes that have been damaged and traffic signals are out at several intersections.

Residents without power are asked to report outages to Dominion Virginia Power at 866.DOM.HELP (866.366.4357). To report non-emergency issues related to Hurricane Sandy, call the City’s storm hotline, 703.746.HELP (4357). To report a police, fire or medical emergency, call 911. For up-to-date information, visit

The City is experiencing minor coastal flooding. Union Street is blocked from Prince Street to Cameron Street, and King Street is blocked at Lee Street. A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31. If travel is necessary, do not walk or drive through flooded roadways. Motorists are asked to treat intersections with dark traffic signals as four-way stops.

All Alexandria government facilities, public schools, courts and non-emergency services remain closed or cancelled on Tuesday, October 30, and there will be no DASH or King Street Trolley service.  All trash collection services (including refuse, recycling and leaves) remain suspended.

Other weather-related announcements:

  • The City will distribute sandbags between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today at Market Square, in front of City Hall (301 King St.). There is a limit of five bags per vehicle, and residents will be asked to show ID.
  • In-person absentee voting will resume today, October 30, at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 N. Royal St., from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. tonight.  There will be no voting today at Beatley Central Library.

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