Things to Know for the Weekend

Posted at 4:14 p.m.

As we continue to dig out of the recent winter storm, more snow is possible. The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for snow tonight and Saturday morning, with cold temperatures dropping Saturday night to around 19 degrees.

Here are some things to keep in mind this holiday weekend:

1.) VDOT Snow Removal: The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for snow removal on most county roads.

2.) Help Neighbors: Please check in with your neighbors to make sure they have supplies and to help them shovel out driveways, cars and sidewalks.

3.) Exercise Caution: Shoveling snow can be physically demanding and can lead to injuries such as sprains and strains and heart attacks.

4.) Beware of Ice: With the cold temperatures, snow that has melted will refreeze and create hazardous icy conditions, including black ice. Drive cautiously and be careful walking outside.

5.) Hypothermia Prevention: If you see an unsheltered person who may be at risk of hypothermia, call the police non-emergency phone line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

6.) Pets: Don’t forget your pets. As the temperatures drop, bring pets/companion animals inside; move other animals to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.

7.) Fire Hydrants: As streets continue to be plowed and snow is displaced onto sidewalks and roadsides, there may be a need to dig out fire hydrants.

8.) Fill Your Car: Keep the gas tank filled. Here’s more information on winterizing your vehicle.

9.) For additional updates throughout the winter season, follow us on Twitter at @fairfaxcounty. For more resources, visit our winter weather page.

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6 responses to “Things to Know for the Weekend”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Will FCPS make an announcement about whether saturday activities are canceled or not?


  2. Anonymous says :

    The snow removal trucks did improper job about removing snow in our neighborhood area, they just drove over night and showeled snow at bustops, pathways, corners of every house. The FCPS school buses cannot even drive thru our neighborhood to pick-up school kids. Do you want the kids to stand over the pile of snow for buses and get hypothermias? It is Fairfax County’s duty to prevent safety and accidents happening. Close schools on February-Monday 17th d. Prevention is better than cure. Do not put our children’s life under risk.

  3. Anonymous says :

    The public sidewalk on Stringfellow Road leading to Rocky Run Middle School and Chantilly High School has not been shoveled. I understand this is a county responsibility. Are you going to get crews out to clear the sidewalk before school starts tomorrow morning???? If not, it will create a hazardous situation with students walking in this very busy commuter street because the sidewalks are impassable … please do something about this situation!

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      It is not a county or any level of government responsibility. The state and the county do not clear snow and ice from public walkways (sidewalks and trails). While not legally obligated, residents and businesses are asked to help keep sidewalks safe. Thanks.