Fairfax County snow less than advertised – UPDATED

Snowy road

UPDATED: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.

Fairfax County is returning to normal after our St. Patrick’s snow surprise. However, VDOT crews were still treating slick spots and strong, gusty winds were creating difficult driving on some roads Tuesday evening.

Here’s what Wednesday’s travel, work and school info looks like

Fairfax County Public Schools

All Fairfax County public schools will open two hours late Wednesday, March 15, 2017. School offices and central offices will open on time. (Condition 3B)

  • Morning preschool (special education) classes are canceled.
  • Afternoon preschool classes start on their regular schedule.
  • Full-day preschool (special education) and Family and Early Childhood Education Program-Head Start classes start two hours later than the regular schedule.
  • Morning field trips are canceled.
  • SACC centers will open at 7 a.m.
  • Morning transportation for high school academy classes is canceled. Transportation for afternoon academy classes will be provided.
  • Adult and community education classes will start on time.

Metro

• Metrorail: Regular weekday service on all lines (SafeTrack surge remains in effect on Blue/Yellow; check wmata.com for details).

 • Metrobus: Service will start the day on a MODERATE snow service plan due to the potential for refreezing overnight. Expect additional bus service to come online after sunrise.

 • MetroAccess: Paratransit service for customers with disabilities will be restored Wednesday morning.

For details, please see the service advisory: https://www.wmata.com/service/status/snow-advisory-march1314.cfm

Virginia Railway Express

Regular service with a normal schedule.

How Much Did It Snow?

Here are some unofficial snowfall totals from the National Weather Service as of mid-day Tuesday:

FAIRFAX COUNTY...
   1 ESE LINCOLNIA        4.5   925 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   VIENNA                 3.5   913 AM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 S VIENNA             3.0   910 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 ENE HERNDON          3.0  1200 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 N CHANTILLY          3.0   944 AM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 SSE DUNN LORING      3.0   850 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NE BURKE             3.0  1242 PM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 ENE WOLF TRAP        3.0   200 PM  3/14  COCORAHS
   1 S WEST MCLEAN        3.0   720 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 SE CHANTILLY         3.0  1000 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   W CENTREVILLE          2.6   655 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSW FRANCONIA        2.4   745 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ENE ROSE HILL          2.2   845 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SE FAIRFAX STATION   2.0   900 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 N NORTH SPRINGFIEL   2.0  1136 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NNE HERNDON          1.7   725 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E SPRINGFIELD        1.2   739 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ENE MOUNT VERNON     1.0   640 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
FAUQUIER COUNTY...
   1 W GREENWICH          3.5   924 AM  3/14  OTHER FEDERAL
   OPAL                   3.0   945 AM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 W GREENWICH          2.4   458 AM  3/14  OTHER FEDERAL
LOUDOUN COUNTY...
   2 ENE LOVETTSVILLE     8.0   930 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SW PURCELLVILLE      6.5   844 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DULLES INTERNATIONAL   5.6   200 PM  3/14  AIRPORT
   2 NW LEESBURG          5.6  1048 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HAMILTON               5.5   609 AM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   PURCELLVILLE           5.0   914 AM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 ESE LEESBURG         5.0   800 AM  3/14  NWS OFFICE
   1 ESE LUCKETTS         4.5   915 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ESE LEESBURG         4.5   607 AM  3/14  OTHER FEDERAL
   3 WSW ASHBURN          4.5   645 AM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   3 SSW BELMONT          4.3  1028 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 WNW PURCELLVILLE     4.2   955 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NW MIDDLEBURG        4.0   845 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ESE HUGHESVILLE      3.5   815 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E STERLING PARK      3.5   915 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSW OAK GROVE        2.0   820 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
   1 SW WOOLSEY           3.8  1010 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 WSW BULL RUN         3.0   830 AM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 WNW TRIANGLE         1.5   727 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...
   1 WSW NATIONAL ZOO     3.1   940 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E WASHINGTON         2.6   830 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

 

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