UPDATE: Weather Openings/Closings for Tuesday, Jan 21 in Falls Church

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Snow is expected in the metro area Tuesday. Patch weather icon
Snow is expected in the metro area Tuesday. Patch weather icon
UPDATE at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday:

The City Council will meet tonight as scheduled at 7 p.m. for the Work Session (Dogwood Room, G Corridor). Work Session agenda and materials at http://www.fallschurchva.gov/content/CouncilMeeting.

The EDC meeting has been rescheduled for next Monday at 6 p.m. in the Oak Room.

UPDATE at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday:

Due to today’s weather, the City of Falls Church Planning Commission meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.

The meeting will be rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:45 PM.  The meeting will be held in the Dogwood Room of City Hall as the City Council meeting will be held concurrently in the Council Chamber.  Only the Council meeting will be broadcast live that evening.

UPDATE at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday:

The City of Falls Church government will close at 1 p.m. today. This includes City Hall, DMV Select, Permits Counter, and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library. Other closures:

  • CLOSED AT NOON: Courts and Court Clerk
  • CLOSED AT 1PM: City Hall, Government Offices and Services, DMV Select, Permits Counter, Mary Riley Styles Public Library
  • CLOSED AT 8PM: Community Center (open to public)
  • CANCELED: Recreation and Parks activities and programs
  • CANCELED: Planning Commission Meeting
  • TO BE DETERMINED: City Council Work Session, City Council Economic Development Committee
  • AS SCHEDULED: Solid waste collection forWednesday, but residents are asked to wait to put carts at the curb until the morning so the routes stay open for snow plows. Updates will be posted to the Solid Waste Hotline (703-248-5160) prior to5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and the City's website. Please remove carts and Christmas trees from the right of way to allow city crews ample space to safely plow our streets. Carts left in the right of way may be damaged by snow plows. Return carts and Christmas Trees to the road prior to 7 a.m. on Wednesday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE AT 7:30 A.M.: Operating Status for Tuesday, Jan. 21

  • CANCELED: Recreation and Parks activities and programs
  • OPEN: All other City Government offices and services
  • OPEN: Mary Riley Styles Public Library open regular hours, 9am - 9pm
  • OPEN: Community Center open regular hours, 8am - 10pm (no activities or programs)
  • City employees may take Liberal Leave after checking with supervisor

The City will continue to assess conditions as they develop throughout the day.
Who to Call
  • Power Outages: Report to Dominion Virginia Power via their website or 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357).
  • Trees/Limbs in Public Spaces and Roadways: Call 703-248-5181 during office hours (if City government is open); call the Police non-emergency number, 703-241-5053, after hours
Snow Removal and Snow Emergency Routes PoliciesDue to the expected snow Tuesday here are the openings and closings we know about for today:

City Government Offices and Services Open On Time Tuesday, January 21
  • City employees may take Liberal Leave after checking with supervisor
  • Mary Riley Styles Public Library open regular hours, 9am - 9pm
  • Community Center open regular hours, 8am - 10pm
  • Recreation and Parks Activities as scheduled; keep checking here for late-day cancellations
In Fairfax County:

Government offices will be open with unscheduled leave granted for employees.

Fairfax County Public Schools are closed. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed. Special election for 33rd Virginia Senate District is still on.

Full details on our Emergency Information Blog.

For federal employees Tuesday:

FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.


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