Snow Day 101: What You Need to Know Tuesday Morning

Forecast for Jan. 21/Credit: National Weather Service

So far, so clear in Reston.

That’s the story at 8 a.m. Tuesday, but it is expected to change quickly. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Reston and Northern Virginia. Snow is expected to begin falling in Reston mid-morning, with totals of 6 to 8 inches expected here.

Federal offices in the D.C. area are closed. Non-emergency federal employees will have the day off, unless their office requires them to telework.

Fairfax County government is open, but with unscheduled leave for employees.

Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, along with most other area school systems.

Find out more about Fairfax County agency openings and closing on the county emergency services blog.

The special election for the State Senate Seat in the 33rd District (which covers parts of Oak Hill and Herndon) is on. The county advises voting early if you are headed to the polls.

For snowplow updates, visit

Taking public transportation? Check Metro’s Service Update page.

Weather map for Jan. 21 courtesy National Weather Service.

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