UPDATE: Snow and Slick Roads in Reston, FCPS Closed Monday

by RestonNow.com January 13, 2019 at 3:35 pm 2 Comments

Update at 5:35 p.m. — Treacherous conditions have been reported on local roads as steady snow continues to fall.

Update at 4 p.m. — Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed Monday, the school system announced late Sunday afternoon.

Earlier: Snow is still falling on Reston, which has seen more than 7 inches of accumulation in what is now the snowiest D.C. area storm since 2016.

Another inch or two is possible before the storm winds down tonight, forecasters say.

VDOT crews have been working hard to clear roads throughout Fairfax County, but officials are still urging residents to stay home due to slick conditions.

Earlier this afternoon Virginia State Police said troopers in its Fairfax Division have responded to 34 crashes and 52 disabled vehicles since midnight. Statewide, more than 230 crashes were handled by VSP during that timeframe.

“Drivers be advised — looks can be and are deceiving!” state police said. “Highways may appear to be clear, but slick and icy conditions still exist.”

“On the second day of winter weather across northern Virginia, drivers are asked to continue to avoid unnecessary travel for crews to safely clear accumulating snow,” VDOT urged.

As of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Fairfax County Public Schools had not yet announced whether schools will be open Monday. Arlington and Alexandria, meanwhile, have both announced that schools will be closed tomorrow.

More scenes from around Reston and Herndon, via social media:

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