Snow Removal Update

We had a record-setting snowstorm in late December and the long term forecast is for active winter weather. While VDOT is responsible for snow removal, my office is always available to help contact them on your behalf. In inclement weather or if the office is closed, you can leave a message on our answering machine (703-971-6262) or send an email to The office may be closed—but we monitor messages around the clock.

You’ll find general information about VDOT and winter preparedness on the County’s Winter Weather Preparedness web page.

Please keep the following information handy.

Who Plows Fairfax County Streets?

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for plowing public roads in Fairfax County. (Note that many streets in townhouse communities and newer subdivisions are private and are not plowed by VDOT.  Snow removal on these roads is the responsibility of the property owner or homeowner association.) Plowing is prioritized with interstates and high volume roads cleared first. Once the most heavily traveled roads and emergency routes are clear, plows move into less traveled roads and subdivisions.  (If you are unsure if a road is public, look for a route number sign posted at street intersections.)  The VDOT number to report streets that need plowing is 703-383-8368.

Who is Responsible for clearing snow from Neighborhood Sidewalks?

Neither the state nor the county clears snow and ice from public sidewalks and trails.

Please be a good neighbor and remove snow and ice from your sidewalks as soon as possible.

Fairfax County Snow Removal FAQ

For additional information about snow removal in Fairfax County, check out the Snow FAQS on the Fairfax County website.


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