County Operating Status for Jan. 24

Posted 4:42 a.m. // Updated 5:36 a.m.

County and School Status

·     Fairfax County Government offices are open today, – Jan. 24 –, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.

·     All Fairfax County public schools will open two hours late today. All offices will open on time. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will open on time.

·     UPDATED: The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will open time today.

Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers

·     If you have questions about Park Authority facilities, contact the site directly, call the Parks inclement weather line at 703-324-8661, TTY 711, or visit

·     For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit or call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.

·     The Reston Community Center and the McLean Community Center may be affected by the inclement weather. Call RCC at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, or MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, for their current operating status.

Transportation: Connector, Fastran

·     Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page for the current operating status.

·     For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, press 8; TTY 711, or online at


·     Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100 or go

View the public meetings calendar at for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.

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3 responses to “County Operating Status for Jan. 24”

  1. Paul says :

    Why not just cancel it! its still snowing as we speak

  2. Rich says :

    The roads were too unsafe this morning for school to have been held.

    There are kids still only just arriving at the high schools – they were stuck in their neighborhoods. Buses were stuck and stranded. VDOT trucks were having trouble gaining traction.

    It had been below freezing for more than one hundred hours before the snow fell – that ensured that the snow would stick. Then, once cars drove over it – it would melt and immediately re-freeze. Then, you have ice. It gets worse as time passes, not better, due to more traffic melting and refreezing the snow into ice on the road surface.

    It is going to stay below freezing today and any water on the roads will freeze back up into ice. Further, even the treated road surfaces will refreeze below 15 degrees.

    Schools must be closed tomorrow. Please help Jeff Platenburg make a better call for schools tomorrow. I do not envy his job in the least. He will gain the experience needed eventually. He does need to add to his school closing decision matrix the length of time the temperature has been below freezing before the precipitation falls. That length of time below freezing creates a large weighting to how the roads will behave once the precipitation falls and cars start using the roads. It is predictable.

    How the roads will be tomorrow morning is just as predictable – unsafe.

  3. Yolanda says :

    Woke up to a ton of snow. Checking the road conditions before heading to work tomorrow. It’s seriously cold out there. Please stay warm and safe!