Chairman Bulova’s Statement on Serious Flooding (9:03 p.m.)
Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia area is experiencing a very serious storm event. A number of roads are impassable, underwater and/or closed to traffic. Additionally some areas in the Mount Vernon area are being evacuated. A reception area for displaced residents has been set up at Lee District Park.
I have joined our public safety team at PSTOC (Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center) on West Ox Road and would like to share with you some of the advice they are providing.
- Motorists and pedestrians are cautioned to stay off the roads and away from flooded areas. The rain has caused flooding on roads and in areas that are not usually affected, and especially at night it is difficult to see high water areas.
- Unless it is an emergency, residents should stay home and not risk being out in this storm.
- Please also keep your children inside and away from streams and creeks.