High winds are making their mark on Northern Virginia.
Thousands of Prince William residents are spending their Friday morning without power.
On Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported that a high wind warning has been issued for Maryland and Northern Virginia.
According to the NWS, wind speeds between 30 and 40 miles per hour and gusts of up to 70 miles an hour are expected through later tonight.
The high wind warning is in effect until 6 a.m. on Saturday.
The strong winds can blow down trees and power lines, and can cause travel difficulties.
Dominion Energy has reported that more than 134,000 Northern Virginia customers — including 5,300 Prince William residents — are without power.
Dominion Energy customers can report outages and check the status of reported outages online.
According to Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC), more than 5,400 of its customers that are residing in Prince William County and Manassas Park are being affected by power outages.
NOVEC customers can report an outage by signing into their account online, or calling the electric cooperative at (703) 335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.
The Prince William, City of Manassas, and City of Manassas Park school systems chose to heed the high wind warning by closing schools on Friday.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are keeping busy as they address various travel issues.
Several secondary roads in the county — including Routes 619, 627 and 711 — are closed due to downed trees.
All closed roads are listed on the VDOT website.
Drivers can report travel issues by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or by calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).