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City Declares Snow Emergency in Falls Church, Prepares Emergency Routes

With snow continuing to fall and expected to accumulate upwards of three to six inches, City of Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields declared a snow emergency as of 2 p.m. Saturday. City plow crews were hard at work early to clear snow emergency routes in Falls Church

Vehicles cannot be parked on designated snow emergency routes, which must be clear for salting, sanding and plowing. The City crews will clear all other streets upon completion of clearing the emergency routes.

Earlier today, all City Recreational and Parks-sponsored events were canceled. However, the Falls Church Community Center will remain open for normal business hours till midnight.

City officials advised residents to remove snow and ice from property sidewalks 12 hours after snowfall, or, if the snow falls during the night, 12 hours after sunrise. Snow and ice cannot be placed on City streets. Commercial properties have six hours to remove snow and ice.

For more updates, the City will post information on its Web site, www.fallschurchva.gov.