UPDATED: Government and Fairfax County Closings After Snowstorm in Reston

Up-to-the date information on the snow hitting Reston.

Snow is coming down fast in Reston. (Photo via Twitter)
Snow is coming down fast in Reston. (Photo via Twitter)
UPDATE: 8:36 a.m.

Fairfax County Park Authority classes, camps, and preschool programs have been canceled due to the snow. Their website has more details and updated information. Facilities remain open.

12:26 a.m.

All activities scheduled in Fairfax County public schools or on school grounds for Friday, Jan. 3, are canceled, including: 
  • 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
School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are also closed.

Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.

The federal government will be open Friday,according to the Office of Personnel Management. Federal employees have the option of using unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Original story:

The snowstorm that was expected to hit in the evening Thursday, Jan. 2 came a bit early, leaving poor driving conditions throughout Reston and the surrounding areas. 

Roads such as Wiehle Avenue and Colts Neck Road are extremely treacherous, with larger roads such as Baron Cameron Avenue and Fairfax County Parkway a little bit better. 

Several county and Metro buses were stuck earlier in the evening near Inlet Court going north uphill on Wiehle Avenue. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m., with winds gusting as high as 41 miles per hour. Total snow accumulation could be higher than two inches. 

The forecast for Friday, Jan. 3 is low temperatures with a high of 25

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Northern Virginia is under a Level 3 mobilization, with Level 5 being the highest.

If the snow fall is more than two inches, visit VDOT Plows to see the status of plowing in Northern Virginia.

For general snow removal information, visit www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp

Unplowed roads and hazardous conditions can be reported to  novainfo@vdot.virginia.gov, 800-367-7623, or the Hunter Mill District office, 703-478-0283.

  • Do not pass a snow plow vehicle.
  • Shovel to the right facing the road.
  • Park on the odd numbered side of the street during snow events to allow the snow plow access on your street.
Information on power outages from Dominion Power can be found here

UPDATE: YMCA Reston on 2-Hour Delay Schedule

The YMCA Fairfax County Reston will be on a two hour delay schedule tomorrow for youth development programs. Preschool will start at 8:30 a.m. while Winter Break Camp and Aquatics Academy will start at 9 a.m.

In addition all classes and programs are cancelled until noon. Call the hotline at 703-375-7021 for further updates Friday, Jan. 3. 

Keep checking Reston Patch for up-to-date information on further snow issues and closings. 

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