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UPDATE: George Mason Drive in Arlington, between 15th and 16th Streets remains closed, as power crews work to repair two poles that came down after a tree fell on them. Officials say the road could be closed the entire day. In Northeast D.C. the neighborhoods along Brentwood road and Eastern Avenue saw the most damage. The Brentwood Post Office and a nearby shopping center suffered roof damage. There was also structural damage to several homes in the area.

ORIGINAL POST: Arlington County officials are working with Dominion to get power lines back in service after a tree fell overnight at the intersection of 16th Street and George Mason Drive.

Dave and Patty Hall live in the neighborhood.

"At one o'clock I heard what I thought was our roof going," Patty Hall says.

"And as soon as I walk out I heard a boom and my wife and I said, 'What is that?' Well, it must have been this," Dave Hall says.

A spokesperson for Dominion says the downed tree has caused power outages for 69 customers, including residents and businesses. They believe power will be restored by 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Arlington County police anticipate they will be on scene until then as well, redirecting vehicles. They anticipate traffic will get heavier this afternoon since the intersection is a major artery between Lee Highway and Route 50.

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