Tens of thousands still without power in Metro-D.C. area; Potomac Mills sign, damaged from wind, removed

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, March 5.

Nearly 50,000 people living in the Metro-D.C. area, 14,663 in Arlington, still do not have power. Dominion Energy hopes to have power restored by Tuesday at 11 p.m.

Sunday night, the Potomac Mills sign was taken down after Friday’s windstorm caused the 140-foot sign to bend.
(The Washington Post)

According to the Reston Association’s Central Services Facility staff, post-windstorm cleanup could take, at minimum, one month.
(Reston Now)

18-year-old Ishmael O’Brien Lionel Harrison, who is evading arrest and is considered armed and dangerous, is suspected of threatening Fairfax High School on Feb. 21. Friday, police found rifle ammunition at Harrison’s home.

Feb. 26, the Manassas Park City School Board voted to protect staff and students from LGBTQ discrimination by incorporating new sexual orientation and gender identity policies.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Ashanti Billie, a 19-year-old woman from Norfolk who was abducted and later found dead last year, is the inspiration behind a new alert system, similar to Amber Alerts, for “critically missing” adults. “Ashanti Alerts” have been approved by the General Assembly and are awaiting approval from Gov. Ralph Northam.
(Potomac Local)