Snowy St. Patrick’s Day: Nearly a Foot Causes Delays and Closings

St. Patrick's Day Snow/Credit: LAMeetsDC via Twiiter

The good news: Spring officially begins on Thursday.

The bad news: You will have to do some shoveling today.

Northern Virginia was hit with a rare winter storm Sunday night and early Monday. About nine inches of snow fell on Reston.

Here is what you need to know:

  • The federal government is closed.
  • Fairfax County Government will open at noon Monday.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed.
  • Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page at for the current operating status.
  • Fairfax County trash and recycling collection in sanitary districts (15 percent of county households) has been cancelled.
  • Reston Community Center is closed.
  • The National Zoo and most Smithsonian museums are  closed.
  • All runways at Reagan National Airport were closed as of 7:15 a.m. Dulles International Airport is open, but experiencing many delays and cancellations. Check with your airline.

Reston Now will update this story with any additional closings and conditions. Have any great snow photos? Email them to [email protected] or tweet us @Restonnow or post on our Facebook page.

Photo: LAMeetsDC via Twitter

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