Residents Encouraged to Remain Indoors During Hazardous Weather
Feb. 6, 2010
Thousands of homes are currently without electricity. As the storm
continues to worsen, additional power outages are expected. Local power
providers currently have all available personnel working to restore
electrical service and cannot provide an accurate estimate on when
electrical service will be restored.
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
Emergency personnel are continuously monitoring the weather conditions. Residents affected by power outages are advised to remain home. Due to the current blizzard-like weather conditions there is a greater safety risk if residents have to travel outside their home.
At this time the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management strongly recommends that residents remain indoors where occupants are not exposed to current hazardous weather conditions.
Caution should be used with any approved (UL or FM listed) auxiliary heating devices, such as kerosene, propane or natural gas heaters. Keep combustibles away from all portable heating devices and candles, monitor their use and don't leave them unattended.
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