Snow forces Thursday school closing in Fairfax.

Fairfax County public schools will be closed again Thursday and extracurricular activities are canceled. But county government offices will be open. Unscheduled leave will be allowed for non-emergency employees. All county courts will also be open.

Metro rail service will run on a normal, weekday schedule. Metrobus will begin Thursday on a light snow plan with snow detours in effect on a route-by-route basis where hills or narrow streets may be a problem for buses. MetroAccess paratransit service for riders with disabilities will be restored on Thursday. Customers may experience delays and service impacts due to road conditions.

Fairfax Connector will resume regular service on all routes on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Passengers are encouraged to:

  • Allow extra travel time as delays may exist due to poor road conditions.
  • Exercise caution when at bus stops due to possible black ice and re-freeze of sidewalks overnight.
  • Stay informed of remaining detours and delays by signing up for text/email alerts at
  • Call 703-339-7200, TTY 711, with any route-specific questions.

VRE plans to operate an “S” schedule Thursday.

The National Weather Service reports that, as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, six inches of snow had fallen in Herndon, the most reported in Fairfax County. The smallest amount. 2.9 inches, fell in Mt. Vernon.



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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.