Winter Storm Warning
Posted at 9:40 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Fairfax County and surrounding areas for snow and freezing rain, in effect until 4 a.m. tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Feb. 16.
A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring, making travel very hazardous or impossible. Strong winds are also possible.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain are predicted with snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches along with around a tenth of an inch of ice. The snow will change to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon and all freezing rain this evening. Precipitation will gradually change to rain late tonight.
The snow and ice will cause slippery roads and travel will be difficult.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been working throughout the night to plow and treat roads. Snow and ice removal operations will continue as long as conditions exist.
VDOT asks that motorists delay travel as slick conditions could develop quickly, even on treated roads.
- If you are driving, allow extra time to reach your destination, lower speed and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
- Watch out for black ice, especially near bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas.
- Slow down and allow slow-moving equipment crews, such as snow plow operators, the right of way.
Get more on the forecast.
Fairfax County Government offices are closed today, Monday, Feb. 15 for the George Washington’s Day (Presidents Day) holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information visit our holiday schedule Web page.