After Historic Blizzard, Falls Church Begins Big Dig Out

City crews plowing during the storm Saturday. (Photo: Phil Duncan)
City crews plowing during the storm Saturday. (Photo: Phil Duncan)

Monday Morning Update, Jan. 25, 2016 10:59 a.m.: The City of Falls Church released an update Monday morning stating that public works crews will clear one lane on the following streets today:

Birch, Ellison, Greenwich, Gundry, Hillier, N Kent, Pennsylvania, Quesada/Rochester, Riley, Rollins, Shadow Walk, Shirley, Sycamore/Lincoln, Tinner Hill, S Virginia, Westmoreland, Wrens Way

If you’re in the City and your street is not listed below, you may contact the City at, on Facebook ( and Twitter (

UPDATE: Monday 2:49 p.m.:  The City’s Department of Public Works reports that all secondary streets but two have one lane plowed. The exceptions are Robinson Place, which will be completed on Tuesday, and N. Quesada Street, which requires coordination with Arlington as it runs through both localities. 

After a blizzard dropped more than two feet of snow on the Washington, D.C. area during the last three days, City of Falls Church officials issued a Sunday morning update on the status of its road clearing. “The snow has stopped, but crews continue to work around the clock to clear roads,” the release says. “The City asks for patience from the community as we work together to get back to normal.”

City officials say public work crews priority is clearing the snow emergency routes and that they have plowed one lane on most residential streets so far. Work will continue through at least Monday to clear more. The City asks residents to be patient. With the snow emergency still in effect, parking on emergency routes is still restricted and officials urge residents to stay home and not drive or walk in the middle of streets.

The F.C. community center is open today until 5 p.m. with both the gym and teen center open. There is no parking available at the center.

Falls Church City Public Schools and day care have announced that they will be closed both Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 and that a “no parking order” had been enforced on its campuses. Cars left at the schools this weekend will be towed at owner’s expense.

Monday evening’s City Council meeting has also been cancelled. As of now, the City reports trash and recycling collection will occur as scheduled on Wednesday.


PHOTOS: The Little City and the Blizzard of 2016