High Winds Expected: May Cause Roads to Freeze

In addition to tomorrow’s forecasted snow, the National Weather Service also has issued a wind advisory for the D.C. region through noon on Friday, Jan. 3. This means that wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected.

These high winds could damage trees, down power lines and make driving difficult for trucks and other tall vehicles.

Predicted snow totals as 4 p.m. today

Predicted snow totals as 4 p.m. today

If your power goes out report your outage; never assume a neighbor has reported it.

  • Dominion Virginia Power: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711; view outage map.
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC): 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711; view outage reports.

Here’s more information on how to report downed trees or power lines.

Drive carefully tonight and tomorrow morning because the winds and low temperatures may cause roads to freeze.

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8 responses to “High Winds Expected: May Cause Roads to Freeze”

  1. Anonymous says :

    When can we expect a decision regarding operating status of the FF government?
    Predictions were one to two inches and right now it is still snowing heavily and our neighborhood is already topping at two inches. Plus branches already damaged at the last ice rain, are also already coming down.
    So, for the safety of all of us, please decide in a timely manner, so we can all act accordingly.

  2. Anonymous says :

    I would like to know too. I would hate waste my time trying to get to work for a day I already know is going to be very very quite because people are still off from the holidays.

  3. Joan says :

    Just call an admin day, the office is going to be dead as a door nail because people are still off for the holidays….my phone didn’t ring once today.

  4. Anonymous says :

    LOL. They aren’t going to call an admin day. Fed is open.

    • Amber says :

      Nope- from WTOP: Liberal Leave: Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN on Friday, Jan. 3, and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  5. Amber says :

    School activity closings announced, BUT NO INFORMATION ON FFX GOV’T. This makes is so difficult for parents to plan care for children. My husband and I both have our work status pending your GOV’T OPERATING STATUS- why so late? The roads are terrible and they are not going to melt with the extreme low temps, and wind advisory. Black ice has always been more dangerous than snow- has this changed?

  6. KC says :

    Last time there was a snow delay, the Fairfax Courts did not post their operating status until about 5 am. Unfortunately you may have to wait until morning…