UPDATE: Fairfax County, Town of Vienna Closings Announced for Tuesday, Dec. 10

What's open, what's closed Tuesday — keep checking back as Patch provides updates.

Forecasters expect roads to be "a mess" Tuesday morning. Photo by Jamie Rogers
Forecasters expect roads to be "a mess" Tuesday morning. Photo by Jamie Rogers
UPDATE, Tuesday, 9:50 a.m.:

Northern Virginia Community College: All campuses and administrative offices are closed.

The federal government is closed Tuesday.

Due to inclement weather, trash, recycling, bulk and brush collection has been suspended for Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the Town of Vienna. Crews will collect both Tuesday and Wednesday routes’ recycling and trash on Wednesday, Dec. 10; however, brush and bulk items will not be collected. 

Residents are encouraged to pull their refuse bins from the curb on Tuesday in order to support snow-plowing activities. 

For those who live outside of town limits, Fairfax County trash and recycling collection crews will be concentrating on the collection of all trash and recyclables in sanitary districts receiving Tuesday collection service.

Crews will continue working as long as weather conditions permit. Yard waste collection for Tuesday customers has been postponed until Wednesday, weather permitting.


Northern Virginia awaits Round 2 of severe winter weather Tuesday morning, when the National Weather Service predicts the DC area will see up to 5 inches of snow.

Fairfax County schools will be closed Tuesday morning, FCPS announced Monday night. All Fairfax County public schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled for Tuesday:
  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices 
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • all adult and community education classes 
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS
For the Town of Vienna, offices will be open Tuesday and observing normal operating hours; however, liberal leave is in effect for Town employees. Employees should contact their Supervisor regarding liberal leave requests. Essential personnel should report to work as scheduled.

The Vienna Community Center will be open to the public and observing normal operating hours; however, all classes and programs have been cancelled for Tuesday, Dec. 10. Participants of center rentals should contact the organizer for the status of the event.

  • Fairfax County Government offices will be open Tuesday, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court have not yet made a decision, as of 8:30 p.m. Monday on operating status for Tuesday.

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 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
• For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs 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, www.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 www.fairfaxconnector.com for the current operating status.
• For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, press 8; TTY 711, or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/fastran.htm.

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

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

Emergency information is available on Fairfax County’s Web site (www.fairfaxcounty.gov), Emergency Information Blog (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog),  Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty), Twitter (www.twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean or by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline at 703-817-7771, TTY 711.

NBC 4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer predicted Monday at 6 p.m. that schools would be closed Tuesday. "I would not be surprised to see schools closed again," he said during the TV station's 6 p.m. broadcast. "Buses would have a hard time with this at 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday."

The morning rush-hour commute, especially along Interstate 66, will be "a mess," he said, especially between 7 to 9 a.m. He also noted that ice from Sunday night's storm will refreeze.

Fairfax County Public Schools were closed Monday due to inclement weather, though county offices were open. Federal offices opened with a two-hour delay.

Snow and subsequent ice Sunday and early Monday knocked out power to about 130,000 Dominion Power customers in Northern Virginia. By Monday night, regional outages were down to about 24,000 homes in Northern Virginia, but the electric company was bracing for Round 2 of winter weather and said outages could be a "multi-day event."

As of 6:45 p.m. Monday, it still appeared as if about 1,000 homes were without power in the Vienna area.

To report or check the status of an outage, click here or call 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357).

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Kim December 10, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Every year our area overreacts to bad weather and every year we are mocked by transplants from other parts of the country. My message to them: Please go back to the frozen tundra and stop picking on us. I'll see you in August, when it's hot and humid - just the way I like it!


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