Storm Aftermath Update: Tuesday Afternoon
Posted 7 p.m.
A state of emergency remains in effect for Fairfax County and Virginia as a result of the severe storms that impacted our area Friday night.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Most Fairfax County government facilities will be closed Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Holiday schedule listing.
- July 4 resource numbers.
- Extended Hours for RECenters
- View the latest list of closures and delays.
9-1-1 and Non-Emergency Numbers
- Verizon 9-1-1 service has been restored to Fairfax County. Residents no longer need to call alternate numbers. For non-emergencies call 703-691-2131.
- 9-1-1 Call Center Director Explains Telecommunications Outage
- In Fairfax County, 32,249 Dominion customers and 47 NOVEC customers are without power as of 5 p.m. today
- Stay away from downed wiresas they may be live with electricity.
- Do not use candles as they may pose a fire threat.
- Be sure to operate generators safely.
- A number of roads (PDF) are still impacted by damage from the storm. The list is updated as information becomes available.
- Treat intersections with traffic lights that are out or flashing as four-way stops; the driver on the right has the right-of-way. Traffic rules during power outages.
- For the latest info, call VDOT at 511 or 1-800-FOR-ROAD.
Tree and Debris Removal
- Both the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Solid Waste Complexes are open for special July 4 hours.
- The storm may have left a trail of debris on your property. Here’s some information about debris removal to help you get rid of those materials.
- Many may also have downed trees in and around their yards. Find out more about tree removal and who to contact if you need help.
- Also, remember to protect yourself during cleanup.
- There are no water restrictions in place.