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Wintry Mix Expected to Hit Reston This Afternoon

by Fatimah Waseem January 8, 2018 at 11:00 am 3 Comments

Freezing rain is expected to hit Reston and surrounding areas beginning this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS issued a winter weather advisory that will remain in effect from 3 to 9 p.m. today. Freezing rain or rain that will freeze upon contact with cold surfaces. Sidewalks, roads and bridges are expected to very slippery.

“Even if temperatures rise above freezing, the ground and other surfaces are still extremely cold due to  the recent Arctic blast. This increases the likelihood of a glaze of ice on surfaces,” according to the advisory.

All Reston Community Center programs have been cancelled. Fairfax County Public Schools closed today because of the possibility of freezing rain.

  • OneReally

    This whole area’s school system is really weak. The first sign of any weather and we run for the bunkers.

    Now that they have rearranged the schedule and factored in way to many snow days.

    We can just burn another snow day on what might happen.

    In April are we canceling for rain as well?

    • Kathleen Spiegelberg

      Its obvious OneReally that you have not been in the county very long. Fairfax County has many roads that become impassible quickly and safety is always an issue. I would rather the children stay home then have to try to get home in an ice storm. Almost all schools are on the secondary roads, which are not a priority in salt and sanding.

    • noodmik

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