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Reston Could See Half a Foot of Snow Tuesday

by Karen Goff December 10, 2013 at 7:05 am 0

Dulles Toll Road, 7:15 a.m. Dec. 10, 2013Reston and the rest of the Washington, DC, region are preparing Tuesday for the biggest snow in nearly three years.

Snow began falling in Reston about 6 a.m., right as scheduled by a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service. The NWS says 3 to 6 inches may fall between 6 a.m. and noon.

If predictions are on track, it will be the biggest snow since “Carmaggedon,” the Jan. 26, 2011 afternoon rush hour storm that left many motorists around the region stranded in traffic, says NBC4 Meterologist Tom Keirein.

Here are some things to know today:

Federal Government offices are closed.

Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Tuesday for the second day in a row.

Fairfax County Government offices will be open Tuesday. Employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.

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

Fairfax 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. Reston Community Center (both locations) have cancelled programming, but the pool is scheduled to open at 9 a.m.

Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page at www.fairfaxconnector.com for the current operating status.

FASTRAN: Call 703-222-9764, press 8; TTY 711, or check online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/fastran.htm for the latest updates about potential service interruptions.

Libraries: 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.

Roads: Residents can see the status of plowing in northern Virginia neighborhoods at www.vdotplows.org. Once it snows more than two inches Fairfax residents can enter their address and a color-coded map shows whether plowing is underway, completed, or not yet started in their neighborhood.

Report road problems to 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or [email protected].

Power:  Check out Dominion Virginia Power’s outage map. To report an outage, visit Dominion Virginia Power  or call 866-DOM-HELP (366-4357)

Somewhere that you have to be? Read these tips from The Weather Channel on driving on ice.

This story will be updated as developments warrant. Have any great weather photos? Tweet us at@RestonNow, post them on our Facebook Page or email to [email protected].

Photo of Dulles Toll Road via WJLA traffic cam.

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