As of 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, 20 inches or more of snow has fallen so far in the City of Falls Church.
City officials have received some reports of power outages. Because snow is still falling, City snow removal crews are concentrating on keeping the Snow Emergency Routes open; sidestreets will be plowed later. Because of the huge volume of the heavy snow, there are limited places where the snow can be dumped, so residents are requested to be understanding. After the snow stops falling and after residential streets are plowed, the City will continue to move and remove the snow that piles up, but officials warn that it will take several days.
To assist with effective snow removal – and for safety – the City urges residents to stay home and stay off the streets. Skiing and sledding on snow emergency routes especially slows down snow removal.
As reported yesterday, the Library and Community Center will be closed today, Saturday and also closed Sunday. Residents are urged to be patient and stay safe. Power outages should be reported to Dominion Power at 1-888-667-3000. Each resident out of power should make the call; don’t assume your neighbor reported the outage.