Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect; Residents Encouraged to Check on Neighbors
Feb. 6, 2010
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. tonight, with additional accumulations of 4-6 inches of snow anticipated throughout the day.
With many thousands of people living in Fairfax County without power, residents are encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly. If one of your neighbors is without power and you have power service, please help as possible.
Road conditions remain hazardous. The Office of Emergency
Management strongly recommends that residents remain indoors where
occupants are not exposed to the current hazardous weather conditions.
Also, Fairfax Connector bus service is suspended
for Saturday, Feb. 6.
Caution should be used with any approved auxiliary heating devices, such as kerosene, propane or natural gas heaters. Please keep combustibles away from all portable heating devices and candles, monitor their use and don’t leave them unattended.
Please do not dial 9-1-1 to obtain information on the restoration of power.
For power information, call your local provider:
- Dominion Virginia Power: 1-888-667-3000
- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC): 703-335-0500 or toll-free 1-888-335-0500
Fairfax County Government offices and facilities, including libraries, are closed until 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled. Fairfax County Public Schools are closed for the weekend.
Emergency information will be available this weekend on:
- Fairfax County’s Web site
- Emergency information phone line (703-817-7771)
- Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)
- Fairfax County Government Channel 16.
- In addition, 1670 AM, emergency radio for Fairfax County, is broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the National Weather Service.
Additional winter weather preparedness information can be found online. In addition, emergency contact numbers for public utilities is online should residents lose electricity, gas, telephone, cable, Internet or water service.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711