Snow Is Here! 7 Things to Know This Morning
Posted 6:02 a.m.
Good morning! While most of you have been sleeping, the snow roared into the region. As you begin your day, here are a few things to know:
1.) Please stay off the roads. The heaviest snow is yet to come so our roads will deteriorate. We need the roads clear for public safety response and so Virginia Department of Transportation crews can clear roads.
2.) If you must drive, practice common sense. Remember that your car cannot start, stop or turn as quickly and surely on snow or ice as it does on dry pavement, so think and drive accordingly. Find road conditions on one of our maps. Plows will be out in full force this morning, so please, never crowd a plow!
3.) County government offices, courts and schools are closed today.
4.) Fairfax Connector, Metrobus and VRE have all suspended service today. Metrorail is operating a normal schedule. Our Fastran service will only provide critical medical care transports.
5.) To see the status of VDOT plowing in your neighborhood, enter your address at www.vdotplows.org.
6.) Check in on elderly neighbors and other housebound individuals to see if they need any help.
7.) Avoid slips, trips and falls if you go outside today. Listen to this short audio clip:
Visit our winter weather page for more tips and resources. Stay safe!