Government Offices Open 10 a.m. Friday, March 6

Posted at 5:18 a.m.; Updated at 5:51 a.m.

County and School Status

  • Fairfax County Government offices will open at 10 a.m. today, Friday, March 6. Employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed today, Friday, March 6. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will open on time.

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 fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
  • All Department of Neighborhood and Community Services community, senior and teen centers are closed today. 
  • The Reston Community Center and the McLean Community Center may be affected by the inclement weather. Call RCC at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, restoncommunitycenter.com or MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, www.mcleancenter.org for their current operating status.

 Transportation: Connector, Fastran

  • Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page at fairfaxconnector.com for the current operating status.
  • For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, TTY 711, or online at fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/fastran.htm.

 Libraries

  • Fairfax County Public Libraries are closed today

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

Emergency information is available on Fairfax County’s website (www.fairfaxcounty.gov), Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty), Twitter (www.twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts or by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline at 703-817-7771, TTY 711. Fairfax County Government Radio (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/radio) will announce county government closing status and also broadcasts weather forecasts several times per hour.

Winter weather preparedness information can be found online at >www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/winter.

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26 responses to “Government Offices Open 10 a.m. Friday, March 6”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Personally, I find these late decisions irresponsible! I just came in from trying to get to work on time because there was no message earlier. I slipped, fell (luckily not seriously hurt), damaged mine and the neighbor’s car trying to get out to be in office on time. Now a delay? I can’t even get out of our f****ing parking lot. And after this, I sure as h*** give a darn about any deadlines! The manager requesting it, is probably not even bothering to come in today anyway. To sum it up: Please make determinations based on safety not budget (I have to remind myself on that one too, I guess) and POST EARLY (that one’s solely for you)!

    • Publius says :

      The regime of Ed Long proves yet again to be annoyingly incompetent. You have my sympathies!

    • anonymous says :

      You are totally right! I love how everyone on here posts anonymously. I agree SAFETY first people ! Care about who works for you for once. ED Long is incompetent and ridiculous. Sorry just had to throw that in there.

      • Publius says :

        Don’t apologize, anonymous! Stating the truth is an honorable act.

        • Anonymous says :

          Unfortunately, one has to be worried about repercussions for stating the truth. Sad but true. Signed- the fallen, dead-line scipping employee who wanted to be loyal and feels screwed for doing so aka first poster

          • Publius says :

            Oh I understand the need for anonymity, my friend! I’m just appropriating the pseudonym used for the Federalist papers (okay, maybe that was a bit too much, but it was the first famous pseudonym I could think of).

          • Anonymous says :

            Your so right!

  2. Anonymous says :

    Very inconsiderate to make these decisions so late and so poorly. Conditions are awful and dangerous and traffic is only going to make travel worse. Way to jeopardize the safety of your citizens.

  3. Anonymous says :

    The roads are not only dangerous; It is life threateningly cold.

    • Neil says :

      Life threatening? Stop it with the hyperbole. I also disagree with the decision to open government buildings today (as my local roads aren’t plowed well at all), but to say the cold is “life threatening” is a joke. Try living in NY or Canada – their people deal with the “life threatening” cold just fine.

      • Publius says :

        Um…I think this pretty clearly qualifies as life-threateningly cold. As in, this is the kinda cold where if an adult with dementia or a small child wanders off without proper clothing, it’s likely that they are facing a life threatening situation. I suspect those in NY and Canada would agree in principle. Not to mention that one should expect those living in colder regions would better handle the cold from any perspective.

  4. Anonymous says :

    I am supposed to be in court today but it’s so icy out I am concerned about driving as I live farther away.

    • Anonymous says :

      I have 7 inches on snow on my driveway and the main road hasn’t been plowed yet so I’m not going anywhere today.

      • Anonymous says :

        sounds like you should have shoveled yesterday

        • Anonymous says :

          If this person is physical incapable of snowing then what? How bout you start a business to shovel snow for people since you sound like the snow shovel patrol.

  5. anonymous says :

    It is very evident that Fairfax County could care less about their employees. The roads are horrible, there are a million wrecks but they cant close for the safety of everyone who has to drive from further away? My road is horrible, I also fell trying to get to my car, and then got stuck in the middle of the road. Thank you Fairfax! Fairfax is literally the most horrible place to live and work. At least the schools care about their employees and their safety.

    • Publius says :

      While I have to say that “Fairfax is literally the most horrible place to live and work” is somewhat hyperbolic (no offense to you intended – I’m pretty certain, though, that there are worse places), your other points are quite valid. We might have the some of the most incompetent management staff, though. I didn’t think I would miss Anthony Griffin, but ol’ Ed didn’t take long to change that opinion.

  6. Anonymous says :

    Waiting to post until almost 6 am is a little late in the morning for those who need to be in by 7 am.

    • Anonymous says :

      And even worse for those who have even earlier starting times. Considering that there are way more employees affected than the FFX county employess because plenty of local companies follow FFX county’s operating status. Not everyone has the same starting times as county offices… This was once again an ‘a too little, too late’ scenario.

    • Anonymous says :

      Huh… looks from the top of this page that the info here was posted at 5:18 a.m., so that’s not really “almost 6 am” as you said. I’m a county employee and I called the employee hotline at 5:10 a.m. and got the word, again not “almost 6 am” as you said. Have you considered calling that number? Also, as a county employee, I’m embarassed by the attitude of fellow employees. The county is a great place to work. Yes it snows and the county is a business that must open to provide services and programs to our citizens. They pay our salaries. The government has an obligation to people who live in the county to provide quality service to them even when the weather is bad — and to do it without the constant whining. Bottom line… if you have a problem taking leave time if you want to stay home or you don’t like having to work on snow days, find another job and quit your constant complaining!!

      • Publius says :

        Nice of you to join us, Ed!

        • Anonymous says :

          This is way late especially for people who have to be to work at 6. If it was posted at 5:18 that’s still too late, people don’t wake up 30 mins before they have to work. Let’s add in the time It takes to get ready and drive to work people nobody lives 5 miles from thief job. Also they didn’t even tweet about the late opening until 6:50. So it seems like we all have to wait for these officials to wake up to make a decision for their employees instead of doing it the night before. This is pretty lame county a full of a bunch of stuck up people.

      • John Logan says :

        One of the problems is that many people that work for Fairfax County government aren’t paid enough to be able to live in the one of the most expensive county’s in the country. Therefore, they need as much lead time as possible to make the arrangements necessary for their responsibilities at home. Most people do have responsibilities other that work. It’s simply a matter of consideration for others.

      • Rick Williams (@zippychance) says :

        What about the courts deciding to open for a full day at 10 to 6? I don’t know what’s more irresponsible, making people come to work when major roads like little river weren’t plowed, or waiting until 6 to tell everyone. Good to know the priority for the court today was in the cashiers office and not their workers (and counsels) safety.

  7. Anonymous says :

    Again Ed Long made the wrong call. Putting his Staff in harms in the conditions these roads are in. Completely Unresponsible. .. not to mention last minute decision. .

  8. Anonymous says :

    9:30 am Friday and the snow plows are finally plowing the neighborhood roads. Good call Mr. Long.