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Snow Day or Work Day? Here’s What Monday Looks Like

by Karen Goff January 25, 2016 at 10:00 am 3 Comments

Blizzard cleanup at Reston Town Center/Credit: Don Renner

On Sunday, the snow stopped, the sun came out and the cleanup began.

Monday will also be a work in progress as Reston and the entire Washington, D.C.. area tries to get back to business after the two-day blizzard. Reston received nearly 30 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is some news to know this morning.

Fairfax County Public Schools and Government are closed.

Reston Association is closed.

The Federal Government is closed with most employees teleworking.

Metro is running a very limited schedule with no Silver Line service as above-ground stations are closed. Trains will run every 20 to 25 minutes on these routes:

  • Orange Line: Ballston to Eastern Market only
  • Red Line: Medical Center to Union Station only
  • Green Line: Fort Totten to Anacostia only

Fairfax Connector bus service will be operating with limited service on a Sunday schedule with buses running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be changes to some Reston routes, including:

  • 950 – Bypasses Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride, Alabama Dr, Florida St, Center St
  • RIBS 1/3 – Bypasses Beacontree Ln, Herndon-Reston Heath Center, Cameron Glen Dr, Hunters Woods Village Center/Fellowship House, Lake Anne Fellowship House, Tall Oaks Village Center

Reagan National and Dulles International Airports expect to reopen Monday on a limited schedule. Many delays and cancelations are still expected. Check with your airline.

Fairfax County Supervisor Sharon Bulova held a joint press conference with Gov. Terry McAuliffe Sunday. Both officials asked for patience as the state and county removed snow from roads.

They asked that drivers still remain off of roads.

“It is critical that VDOT crews are able to effectively clear the streets and public safety can respond to emergencies,” Bulova said. “Clean up will take several days!”

Added Bulova: “There are miles of sidewalks that need to be shoveled and we need your help. Please make sure all the sidewalks and walking paths in your neighborhood are shoveled. Help out your older or disabled neighbors who are not able to shovel. We also ask that you shovel out fire hydrants. By working together, we will get back to normal much faster.”

For real-time updates from Fairfax County emergency management, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fairfax County Police and other public safety agencies, visit Fairfax County’s Snow Hub page.

Photo: Blizzard cleanup at Reston Town Center/Credit: Don Renner

  • Scott H

    How is everyone faring with plowing? Here in neighborhoods off Glade, btw Soapstone and Twin Branches, we haven’t seen a plow yet.

    • Mike M

      Sunrise Valley and Sunset Hills have looked OK for 36 hours. Buy my adjoining neighborhood remains snowed in. Interestingly, we saw a plow at about 10PM Friday. Nothing since.

  • Was just on Trophy Lane and it was plowed yesterday.

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