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March 2, 2018
15,735 in Fauquier lose electrical service
An overturned northbound tractor-trailer blocks Routes 15/17/29 just south of Warrenton.
High winds have created dangerous situations throughout Fauquier and the region Friday morning.
A northbound tractor-trailer overturned on Routes 15/17/29 south of Warrenton, near the former Smith Equipment building and the county landfill.
About 15,700 Fauquier County homes and businesses had lost electricity as of 10:15 a.m.
Dominion Energy reported 9,298 customers without electricity. That represents almost half of Dominion’s customers in Fauquier.
Rappahannock Electrical Co-op reported more than 4,581 Fauquier customers without electricity — almost 80 percent of its accounts here.
NOVEC reported more than 1,856 outages — about a quarter of its Fauquier customers.
Paul Lawrence of Marshall shared the tractor-trailer photo.
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