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Many County Facilities Closing at 5 p.m. Today

Posted at 3:30 p.m.

Due to the inclement weather, the following facilities will close at 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted:

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

Sleet and Freezing Rain Expected To Impact Tonight’s Evening Commute

Posted at 1:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. tonight (Monday, Jan. 8) for Fairfax County.

A wintry mix with freezing rain and sleet will most likely impact the commute home for some people. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on roads, bridges and sidewalks.

If possible, you should get where you need to be before the weather gets bad. If that is not an option, drivers should be prepared to slow down and drive extra cautiously as the ice will cause travel difficulties.

Also, be sure to stay informed this season with our Winter Weather Guide, and sign up for Fairfax Alerts to be notified about weather events and other emergencies.

Winter Weather Advisory May Impact Thursday Morning Commute

Posted at 2:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 p.m. tonight (Jan. 3) to 11 a.m. on Thursday (Jan. 4) for Fairfax County.

A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties, which could impact the morning commute on Thursday. You should be prepared for possible snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The bitterly cold conditions mean that snow will quickly stick on untreated roads and sidewalks. Plan ahead and allow extra time to get to your destination if traveling late Wednesday night or Thursday.

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Also, be sure to stay informed this season with our Winter Weather Guide, and sign up for Fairfax Alerts to be notified about weather events and other emergencies.

 

Icy Conditions Expected Tonight

Posted at 4:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports that icy roads and sidewalks are expected tonight as temperatures drop well below freezing in the wake of today’s light snowfall.

Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution when driving or walking this evening. Reduce speed, leave extra stopping distance, and allow plenty of extra time to get to your destination.

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Special Weather Statement — Potential Commuting Hazard

Posted at 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports there is a potential for hazardous commuting conditions for the Thursday morning commute. Light snow showers (with potential large impact due to sub-freezing roads) are possible between 7 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

If this threat of light snow on frigid roads does materialize overnight, the Thursday morning rush-hour could quickly turn icy on untreated roads. This could lead to hazardous traveling conditions, multiple accidents, and extensive delays.

If commuting Thursday morning, be aware of the possibility of travel disruptions and icy roads. Plan ahead by allowing for extra travel time, and consider using public transportation and telework options.

More on the NWS special weather statements with meteorologist Chris Strong.