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BREAKING: Fairfax County Closures Announced for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Decisions made on schools, county offices, with parks, libraries and community center information to come.

Two girls play outside the Pentagon Row ice skating rink in Arlington on Sunday, Dec. 8. Northern Virginia kids may get some more time to play in the snow on Tuesday, when classes in Fairfax County will be canceled. (Photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos)
Two girls play outside the Pentagon Row ice skating rink in Arlington on Sunday, Dec. 8. Northern Virginia kids may get some more time to play in the snow on Tuesday, when classes in Fairfax County will be canceled. (Photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos)
Due to forecasted weather conditions for Tuesday, Dec. 10, Fairfax County has announced that public schools will be closed for the day. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Fairfax County Government offices are open, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.

The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will open on time.

Fairfax County Park Authority events, scheduled classes and drop in group fitness classes are cancelled;
  • FCPA classes held at school locations are canceled
  • FCPA winter camps/workshops are canceled
  • Preschool programs at Lee District and Spring Hill will not operate
  • For programs held at private vendor locations please call the vendor directly.

Spring Hill RECenter is currently without power.

Several other facilities are periodically affected by power outages. Best practice is to call the facility you wish to visit prior to making the trip.


To find information on parks, as well as community and RECenters, see the links below:

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 atwww.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.

Libraries
Burke CentreGreat Falls, and Tysons-Pimmitlibraries are without power and won't be open today, Monday Dec. 9. All other libraries are open. 

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 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, Emergency Information Blog , Facebook, Twitter, the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) or by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline at 703-817-7771, TTY 711.

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


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tom b December 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Hey DC-MD-VA, you know how I know you're gay? everything shuts down for 2" of snow!
novatom December 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Gee, thanks for that comment, Tom. You managed to squeeze ignorance and homophobia into one sentence (not that they're mutually exclusive.) It's obvious you don't live (or more importantly drive) in this area, otherwise you wouldn't have made such an ignorant remark. I'm originally from Maine and used to make stupid remarks like that when I first moved here. But having lived in this area for nearly 2 decades, I've become a lot more cognizant about how traffic works (or more often doesn't work) and how much just a couple inches can create havoc on the roads in this area. This isn't central Iowa or northern Maine where they handle this stuff on a daily basis. The federal government made the right call yesterday.
tom b December 11, 2013 at 03:44 PM
novatom, you know how I know you're gay? You've never seen the movie "40 year old virgin". It was a joke. They take your sense of humor too... BTW-born and raised in the DMV, so go home Yankee!

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