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Alexandria Offices, Facilities to Reopen Wednesday

More than 5,800 city residents remain without power following Hurricane Sandy.

City of Alexandria government offices and facilities, including courts, will open on time on Wednesday as the city continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect through 8 a.m. Wednesday. Any flooding is “expected to be minor,” according to a release from the city. Forecasts call for potential flooding in the 100 block of King Street early Thursday morning, but no flooding is expected in the city’s streams. 

More than 5,800 Alexandria residents were without power shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Dominion Virginia Power. Crews were focusing their efforts at 16 work sites in the city on Tuesday.

While city announced its offices would reopen Wednesday, the status of Alexandria City Public Schools reopening remained up in the air. Superintendent Morton Sherman wrote on Tuesday that three schools were without power and several schools were experiencing leaks.

An ACPS spokesperson said some of the leaks could not be repaired until the rain stops. A decision on schools opening Wednesday is expected later Tuesday. 

DASH bus service and the King Street Trolley will operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday.

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