40+ Roads Impacted by Storm Damage; Obey Four-way Stop Rules

Posted 2:47 p.m.

A number of roads are still impacted by damage from the storm. The list will be updated as information becomes available.

Drivers are reminded to obey four-way stop rules at intersections without power.

  • Treat each traffic light as a four-way stop, with the driver on the right having the right-of-way.
  • Proceed with caution only when traffic permits.
  • Enter intersections only when it is safe to do so, using turn signals to let other motorists know your intentions.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Watch out for and obey police officers directing traffic within intersections.

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2 responses to “40+ Roads Impacted by Storm Damage; Obey Four-way Stop Rules”

  1. Vivian Lyons says :

    It is the end of Day 5. I just spoke with Dominion Power and they have no idea when power will be restored to our Great Falls home. Urging people to sign up for CEAN is a bunch of crap. When you have no power, no cell service, no landline service and no Internet, how are emergency messages supposed to reach you? And how are these messages helpful anyway? What if this had been a real national emergency? I realize that. dominion Power is doing the very best that they can, but this is a disgrace! No power, no cell, no phones, no internet after a 30 minute storm in the Captiol region – seriously!

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      We understand your deep frustration, it’s been challenging for people to get information without power. Many have been unable to access our information online, which is why we used additional communication venues. We apologize if you haven’t received the information you needed.

      We use many communications tools to disseminate public messaging during emergency events:

      • • Text alerting systems (our CEAN system)
      • • Fairfax County websites, including mobile versions
      • • RSS news feeds
      • • Video – our government channel 16 and dedicated YouTube channels
      • • Photos – the Fairfax County websites, Flickr and other photo sharing services
      • • Regular community drive-arounds by public safety personnel
      • • Sending information to and doing regular interviews with television and radio stations, newspapers, blogs
      • • Social media tools (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
      • • The County emergency blog – http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog
      • • Regional website – http://www.capitalregionupdates.gov
      • • Conference calls with the faith community, volunteer organizations, community organizations
      • • Encouraging those with access to information to share it with those without
      • • Working with nonprofits, faith communities and private employers so they can also share information

      We can always do better and your comments will assist us as we evaluate the county response to this event.