The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that will be in effect until tomorrow, February 17. Possible snow accumulation for our area could be up to 10 inches! I encourage everyone to please stay safe in your daily travels during this storm. Here are some useful links that will keep you updated on the storm and road conditions.
Roads & VDOT:
VDOT Plow Tracker– After two inches of snow, you can track the snow plows in your neighborhood and see their progress. Please follow this link: http://vdotplows.org/.
Check the real-time video feed of road conditions before you decide to drive at http://www.511virginia.org/.
Governor McAuliffe has already released a statement saying that VDOT is, “ready to go to treat and plow roads.” At the height of a statewide storm such as this one, 2,500 additional workers take shifts to clear the roads and remove the snow.
- You can reach Dominion Power at (1-866-366-4357) and you can also check their Outage Map here. (https://www.dom.com/residential/dominion-virginia-power/outage-center/report-and-check-outages)
- You can reach NOVEC (1-703-335-0500) or you can check here their website (http://stormcenter.novec.com/index.cfm) if you are experiencing an outage, or via smartphone (https://www.novec.com/forms2/acctsigninform.cfm?type=outage).
Please report downed trees you see appropriately, if trees fall in your neighborhood, here’s who to call regarding removal:
- Adjacent to Public Roads
- Contact Virginia Department of Transportation at 1-800-FOR-ROAD, TTY 711.
- On County Parkland
- Contact Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8594, TTY703-324-3988
- Posing Hazard to Public Areas
- Contact Fairfax County Urban Forestry at 703-324-1770, TTY703-324-1877
- Private Property
- Removal is the property owner’s responsibility.
If you smell gas, or in the event of a natural gas emergency, leave the area immediately and call 911 and Washington Gas at 703-750-1400 or 1-800-752-7520.
VDOT and the National Weather Service is emphasizing the extreme wind chill that will be accompanying this storm, so be sure to wear multiple layers if you have to leave your home during the storm. Stay safe, warm, and dry!