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.

2 responses to “Emergencies Declared for County and State; Public Asked to Restrict Non-Essential Travel”

  1. Tania says :

    What happens if an apartment complex has declared that you are not allowed to use a generator because you are not allowed to put it on the balcony (for safety reasons) and place it on the grass on the ground floor. The apartment complex states that that is using common grounds for personal use and that is not allowed in the by-laws. Even though the use of a generator is not mentioned in the by-laws and neither is a separate set of rules for residents to follow during an emergency?

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