Emergencies Declared for County and State; Public Asked to Restrict Non-Essential Travel
A state of emergency has been declared for Fairfax County and Virginia as a result of last night’s storms. This declaration expedites assistance to local governments, and in turn to residents of the Commonwealth.
All roads designated with signs as a “snow emergency route” are now being enforced – it is unlawful to park any vehicle on an emergency route or to impede traffic. The emergency routes can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/emergency-routes.htm.
A state of emergency should not alarm residents to evacuate or take other actions than what’s already been shared. A local state of emergency also allows the county to apply for federal/state reimbursements if needed.
Residents are asked to restrict nonessential travel. There are 130 intersections without power in the county. Drivers should treat each of these intersections as a four-way stop.