Virginia Snow Storm: McLean Traffic, Closings, Weather
Snowfall accumulation predictions increase, plus information about delays, closings, traffic and other helpful information.
It looks like McLean could get its most significant snow storm of the season Tuesday through Wednesday.
The winter storm warning has been canceled, and the area is under a winter weather advisory.
Predictions Wednesday morning indicated the area would see 6 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow.
The storm system moved into the area later than initially forecast Tuesday; snow to started after midnight Wednesday.
Winds of up to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, are also possible.
Early Wednesday morning, just a handful of people in McLean were without power, but more power outages are expected as the storm continues. Power was restored in McLean before noon, according to Dominion Virginia Power.
Operating Statuses: Schools, Government
Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, as is the federal government (telework and emergency employees should follow their agency's guidelines for inclement weather).
Trash and recycling collection is canceled Wednesday.
Fairfax County Government offices are open today, Wednesday, March 6, 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 are closed today.
If you have questions about Park Authority facilities, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks or call the Parks inclement weather line at 703-324-8661. McLean Community Center is often affected by inclement weather.
- Worst-Case Scenario: 12 Inches of Snow
- Winter Storm Emergency Preparedness Tips
- VDOT Deploys 4,000 Trucks to Meet Storm
- Driving Tips for Snow
- Where to Buy a Shovel and Shoveling Safety Tips
- Keep up with local snow information for McLean by signing up for the McLean Patch email newsletter. Also 'like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Throughout Wednesday, check here for all service and road closures as they happen.
According to the Fairfax County Emergency Blog: If for some reason you are unable to reach 9-1-1, use these alternate numbers: 703-691-2131 or 703-691-2233.
Road Conditions, Closings
- The Police Department has implemented its accident policy, which means accidents are too numerous. Police will not respond to minor fender benders, only personal injury accidents.
- Use Patch's commute page for live traffic maps before you hit the roads. And see these winter weather driving tips for more information.
- Check Patch's commute hub for the latest information on Metro, buses and driving conditions.
- The Virginia Department of Transportation keeps a map with all incidents, road work and closures here: 511virginia.org
- Fairfax County Public Schools will have information about any school delays or cancelations through these outlets (or, you can stick with Patch and we'll let you know).
- Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog.
- To report an outage to Dominion Power, call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). To see Dominion's online outage map, click here.
- You should report your power outage to Dominion Power even if you think your neighbor already has reported it.
- For safety and other information on what to do in the event of a power outage, read: Winter Storm Emergency Preparedness Tips.