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Winter Weather Information Fairfax County is expecting accumulations of snow and wintery mix from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Below are important contact numbers and information – please save this information where you can access it for this and future storms.
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Winter Weather Information
Fairfax County expecting accumulations of snow and wintery mix from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning...
Saturday will be a good day to fill up on gas, charge your electronic devices, and check on elderly neighbors before this week's snowstorm. There is a likelihood of power outages with this storm due to the potential for wet snow and ice.
Below I have also included some important links and phone numbers in the event of emergencies. You may want to print this and keep in an accessible location. Currently, we are forecasted to get between 1 and 3 inches of snow between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, but we could get more or less. Conditions are expected to vary widely across the County depending on where the rain snow line falls.
Details about closures, power outages and other important information is below. You can keep up to date and get emergency alerts at the County's emergency blog.
My office will be monitoring our phones and email on Sunday and Monday for any issues or concerns residents may have. Please contact us if you have any urgent concerns.
Three recommendations during inclement weather:
Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least three days in case roads are blocked and/or there are power outages. Make sure you have a three-day supply of food that does not require electricity to prepare, and a gallon of water for each person for each day.
Have a battery powered and/or hand crank radio and extra batteries for emergency information. Listen to local weather forecasts and instructions from county or state officials.
It is helpful to clean-up crews that plow our roads if you can park your vehicles in your driveways. If you must park on the road - park on the side of the road with the odd numbers so plows can clear most of the road.
This year, the school system will provide additional approaches for observing “snow days” during the inclement weather season that may include synchronous instruction (teacher-led) and asynchronous instruction (independent). As they have already used the allotted 5 snow days, it is expected that future snow days will be virtual. Fortunately, Monday is a holiday so there should not be an impact from this storm. The school system will evaluate the situation and notify residents as they have in the past through the FCPS website, Twitter, Facebook, email, text messages, and the local media.
Please report any downed power lines or outages through Dominion's interactive voice response system at 1-866-366-4357.
If your power goes out, please use your smartphone to go https://www.novec.com/stormcenter/
to report your outage and to see their progress on restoring service to see their restoration work.
Downed power lines should be immediately reported by contacting NOVEC at 703-335-0500.
Stay away from downed lines and anything touching them, and please report them immediately to your power company.
To report an outage, call 1-800-837-4966.
To report an outage, call 703-378-8422.