Rain, winds and hail slow Monday PM rush through Fairfax

A line of severe storms, with the potential of stirring up a tornado, thundered through Fairfax County Monday evening. Roads were flooded and hail was reported at the National Weather Service office near Dulles Airport. It Tweeted:

Around 6:15 p.m. weather service radar showed a possible tornado rotation and forecasters issued a Tornado Warning. 

Some roads were blocked by downed trees or high water.

Power was knocked out in several parts of Fairfax County. As of 8:00 p.m. county officials reported that about 9,000 people were in the dark. Dominion Power put the number in the county at around 15,000, with twice that number throughout Northern Virginia.

 

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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.