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Snow Closings, Cancellations and Delays Monday in Fairfax County

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More snow has hit the DC region Monday; Patch archive photo.
More snow has hit the DC region Monday; Patch archive photo.
In addition to Fairfax County Public Schools being closed Monday due to the snow, here are more closings and delays for today:
  • Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday, March 17, and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled. (*An earlier decision to open offices at noon has been changed.)
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed on Monday.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed on Monday.School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

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 Servicesprograms 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

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.

Winter weather preparedness information can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/winter.
  • Federal Offices: "For 03/17, federal. offices in the DC area are closed – emergency & telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies." 

    The Office of Personnel Management posted this explanation for their decision:

The Office of Personnel Management posted this explanation for their decision:

Today's closure decision was made in conjunction with our area partners, especially the local transportation departments and the National Weather Service. The storm is expected to continue into the late morning hours. Throughout that time, transportation officials are working to clear the main and arterial roads and the conditions may remain dangerous. As a result, the safest decision was to close the federal government in the DC area.

  • WMATA bus service for Monday: Metro has announced that buses will operate on a severe snow service plan with limited service.  This is a reduction in service from what was announced Sunday based on current weather and road conditions.

Under Metro's severe snow plan, only the following routes will have bus service, and only on the busiest portions of each route:

  • District of Columbia: 32, 36, 52, 54, 70, 90, 92, A6/A8, S2, X2
  • Maryland: 83, A12, C4, C22, D12, F4, J2, K6, P12, Q1, T18, Y9, Z8
  • Virginia: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 7A, 9A/REX, 10B, 16A, 22A/25A, 23A, 28A, 29N

Bus riders are advised that even after service is restored, delays and detours are possible due to road conditions. More information on how buses operate under a severe snow plan

Additional bus routes will be restored when it is safe to do so. Metro continues to encourage riders to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive email or text-message updates for their specific routes.  To sign up, visit www.wmata.com/metroalerts

WMATA also announced: Due to the weather forecast and expected road conditions, all MetroAccess paratransit servicewill be suspended on Monday, March 17. 

  • VRE will operate on a "S" schedule Monday.
  • MARC will operate on an "S" schedule on the Penn, Camden and Brunswick lines Monday.

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