Updated at 4:55 p.m. — NWS canceled the Wind Advisory that was set to last until 6 p.m.
Earlier: After last night’s heavy congestion during rush hour, commuters are finding little to no traffic on major Reston roads this morning (Jan. 30).
Traffic on the Dulles Toll Road is flowing freely, according to Google Maps. However, drivers should still give themselves extra travel time for possibly icy local roads.
“Your commute will take longer today,” Fairfax County tweeted this morning, adding that crews worked overnight to treat roads and will continue treatment today if needed. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speeds, use headlights and not brake quickly.
Be aware of black ice this morning! Please drive with caution. Your #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics don’t want to meet you by (preventable) “accident” today! 🚙🚗#snow #fairfaxcounty #traffic #vatraffic pic.twitter.com/t6g6nrA64K
— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) January 30, 2019
Anybody stepping outside today should also bundle up. The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. tonight and a Wind Chill Advisory between 9 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. tomorrow (Jan. 31).
More from the National Weather Service:
WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Very cold wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees below zero.
* WHERE…Portions of central Maryland and northern Virginia including Washington DC and Baltimore MD.
* WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Dress in layers, and wear a hat and gloves.
Fairfax County Government offices are open today, however, employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Fairfax County public schools are closed today. Reston Association offices will open three hours late.
A meeting seeking public input on the Fairfax Connector has been canceled for tonight and will be rescheduled.
Locals have been busy snapping photos of the snow around Reston, including the following.
— Darren O'Connor (@mellowdrifter) January 30, 2019
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