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05 Feb 2019 | 09:45 PM UTC

US: Possible transformer explosion in Arlington (Virginia) Feb. 5

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Authorities responding to apparent transformer blast reported in the Rosslyn area of Arlington (Virginia) February 5; details still emerging, avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/6/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Arlington (Virginia)

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Emergency services are responding to a suspected power related issue as of 16:30 (local time) after a loud blast was heard in the Rosslyn area of Arlington (Virginia) on Tuesday, February 5. Unconfirmed reports indicate the incident may be related to an electrical transformer explosion. Police have reportedly cordoned off North Lynn Street, Wilson Boulevard, 19th Street North, and North Moore Street. WMATA Metro service is not impacted as of 16:30. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours. Details are still emerging.


Individuals in Arlington are advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and anticipate transportation disruptions.


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