Prince William County Activates Emergency Operations Center

| March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Submitted by Prince William County Government

As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 the Prince William County Emergency Operations Center is activated and coordinating weather-related needs with first responders in the field.

  • Approximately 22,000 Prince William customers are without power.
  • Numerous reports of trees and power lines down throughout the County, with several trees into structures

The High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 a.m., March 4.  The National Weather Service advises we can expect Northwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 70 mph, with the strongest winds occurring through this evening.


  • Avoid traveling after dark tonight, as downed utility lines will be difficult to see.
  • Power outages should be expected, charge cell phones & devices and make sure you have a flashlight and extra batteries before dark. NEVER use candles or open flames during an emergency.
  • If using a generator, ensure it is outside and away from your home in a well-ventilated area. NEVER use a generator indoors; colorless, odorless Carbon Monoxide gas can kill you.

For more tips, visit

More Prince William emergency information here

Check Prince William road closures here. 

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