2024-06-18 5:24 PM

As F.C. Digs Out, Residents Urged to Be Patient With Snow Crews

Library, Community Center Closed Today; City Hall, Schools Closed Monday

The City of Falls Church continues to dig out and clean up after one of the biggest snow storms of all-time hit the area this weekend. F.C. City Public Information Officer Barbara Gordon says City crews worked through the night to plow and clear residential streets and widen major intersections. She urges residents to avoid driving to allow plows clear passage of the streets.

Regarding reports of complaints of plows blocking residential driveways with snow, Gordon reminds citizens that the plow operators focus on clearing the streets, and they do not have control over the snow coming off the blade and their plow cannot be adjusted for the sharp turns required to clear driveways. Residents are asked to be patient and to not take their frustration out on the plow drivers. Gordon also says that because of the volume of snow and bottom layer of ice and packed snow, many streets will not be plowed down to the pavement, but efforts will be made to make them passable.

Residents and business owners are asked not to shovel snow from driveways and sidewalks back into the streets.

City closures continue with Mary Riley Styles Library and the Community Center closed today. In addition, all City government offices and City schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday. Other Monday cancellations include GEORGE bus service, special pickups, brush and Christmas tree pickups.

A decision about tomorrow night’s City Council meeting will be made later today.


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