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Delays, Closings; City of Falls Church Declares Snow Emergency

City government offices and services will open at noon Monday.

A Snow Emergency is in effect Monday morning in the City of Falls Church; Patch file photo
A Snow Emergency is in effect Monday morning in the City of Falls Church; Patch file photo

UPDATE Monday, 5 p.m.: 

Afternoon and evening Rec and Park activities are canceled.

UPDATE Monday, 6:30 a.m.: 

Community Center will be open at 9 a.m., but there will be no parking available. 

Rec and Park activities are canceled through noon; a determination will be made later about afternoon and evening activities.

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A Snow Emergency is in effect Monday morning in the City of Falls Church. Vehicles parked on Snow Emergency Routes should be moved (see more information below).

City government offices and services will open at noon on Monday, March 17, including City Hall, the Community Center, Court Clerk, DMV Select, Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Permits, and more. Morning Rec & Park activities are caneled; a determination will be made later about afternoon and evening activities. 

City employees may take unscheduled leave after checking with their supervisor.

Federal Offices: "For 03/17, federal. offices in the DC area are closed – emergency & telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies." 

About Snow Emergency Routes
Snow emergency routes have first priority for salting, sanding, and plowing. Traffic signs identify City streets that are Snow Emergency Routes. Vehicles abandoned or parked on snow emergency routes may be ticketed and towed to allow snow removal crews to clear the roads.

List of Anow Emergency Routes
Snow emergency routes are indicated by red or blue lines on the map, which is available at www.fallschurchva.gov/SnowRoutes). They are:

  • Annandale Road from Hillwood Avenue to Broad Street (both sides of street)
     
  • Broad Street from Haycock Road to Seven Corners (both sides of street)
     
  • Columbia Street from Maple Avenue to Tuckahoe Street (Maple Avenue to Washington St.: both sides of street; Washington Street to Tuckahoe: single side of street
     
  • Great Falls Street from West Street to Washington Street (both sides of street)
     
  • Hillwood Avenue from Washington Street to Seven Corners (both sides of street)
     
  • Lincoln Avenue from West Street to Yucatan Street (both sides of street)
     
  • Little Falls Street from Broad Street to Great Falls Street (both sides of street)
     
  • Maple Avenue from Washington Street to Columbia Street (both sides of street from Annandale to Columbia; single side of street from Washington to Annandale)
     
  • Park Avenue from West Street to Washington Street (both sides of street)
     
  • Roosevelt Street from Hillwood Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard (both sides of street)
     
  • Washington Street from Graham Road to Westmoreland Street (both sides of street)
     
  • West Street from Abbott Lane to Great Falls Street (Abbott Lane to Broad Street: single side of street; Broad Street to Lincoln Avenue: both sides of street; Lincoln Avenue to Great Falls Street: single side of street)
All routes are posted on both sides of the street except for the following (indicated by blue lines on the map):
  • South West Stree (Abbott Lane to Broad Street; northwest side of street, affecting southbound traffic only)
     
  • North West Street (Lincoln Avenue to Great Falls Street; northwest side of street, affecting southbound traffic only)
     
  • East Columbia Street (Washington Street to Tuckahoe Street; north side of street, affecting westbound traffic only)
     
  • South Maple Avenue (Washington Street to Annandale Road; west side of street, affecting southbound traffic only)

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