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Increased Number of Traffic Accidents on Area Roads; Stay Home if Possible

Posted at 10:50 a.m.

Public safety officials from Fairfax County, and the region, are reporting an increasing number of traffic accidents on area roadways.

County officials ask residents to please stay home and stay off the roads. Roads are worse than they look, so if you don’t have to be on the roads, don’t!

The National Weather Service reports that Fairfax County has received approximately 3-4 inches of snow so far this morning, with a transition to sleet later. Temperatures, meanwhile, will only rise into the low 30s today. The winter storm warning also remains in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

 

County Government Closed Wednesday, Feb. 20

Posted at 4 a.m.

County and School Status

  • Fairfax County Government offices are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers

Transportation: Connector, Fastran

View the public meetings calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/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), Emergency Information Blog (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog),  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 also announce county government closings.

Fairfax County Snow Guide can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/snow.

 

February Emergency Preparedness Newsletter

Emergency Preparedness Newsletter

Posted at 3 p.m.

Each month, our Office of Emergency Management (OEM) produces a newsletter with helpful news and information and useful tips on emergency preparedness.

The February issue features winter weather safety information, thinking ahead to a safety-related Valentine’s Day gift, a preview of the new Community Emergency Response Guide, earthquake awareness month, the 50+ community survey and the county’s strategic planning process and how you can be a part of it.

Read the newsletter here (PDF) or listen to the newsletter.

Fairfax County Open on Friday, Feb. 1; Unscheduled Leave for Employees

Government, Schools and Courts

  • Fairfax County Government offices will be open on Friday, Feb. 1, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 1. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will be closed.

Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers

Transportation: Connector, Fastran

Public Assistance Lobbies/SkillSource

The Department of Family Services employment/SkillSource centers and public assistance lobbies may be affected by inclement weather.  Call 703-324-7500, TTY 711, for the current operating status.

Libraries

  • Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

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

Fairfax County Open on Wednesday, Jan. 30; Unscheduled Leave for Employees

Fairfax County Government Operating Status

Posted at 8:35 p.m.

UPDATED 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • Fairfax County Government offices are open on Wednesday, Jan. 30, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Employees are reminded that they should notify their supervisor if they elect to use unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are open on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
  • To accommodate passengers who are reporting to work later than usual this morning due to inclement weather, Fairfax Connector will operate extra service on severeal routes today, Wednesday, Jan. 30. Passengers should also expect possible delays due to road conditions.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Wednesday, Jan. 30.  School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

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.
  • For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services or call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.
  • 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

Libraries

  • Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100 or go to fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Public Meetings

View the public meetings calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/Calendar for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County Government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.

Additional Information Sources

Emergency information is available on Fairfax County’s website and the Emergency Information BlogFacebookTwitterFairfax Alerts or by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline at 703-817-7771, TTY 711. Fairfax County Government Radio will also announce county government closings.

Fairfax County Snow Guide can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/snow.