Update at 4 p.m. — Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed Monday, the school system just announced.
All Fairfax County public schools will be closed Mon. Jan. 14, 2019, due to the snow and hazardous travel conditions. School offices and central offices will open 2 hours late, to be opened by 10:00 a.m. (Cond 5) with an unscheduled leave policy in effect for 12-month employees.
— Fairfax Schools (@fcpsnews) January 13, 2019
Earlier: The snowiest D.C. area storm since 2016 is starting to wind down — though more snow is on the way and another 2-3 inches of accumulation possible.
VDOT crews have been working hard to clear roads throughout Fairfax County, but officials are still urging residents to stay home due to slick conditions.
Earlier this afternoon Virginia State Police said troopers in its Fairfax Division have responded to 34 crashes and 52 disabled vehicles since midnight. Statewide, more than 230 crashes were handled by VSP during that timeframe.
“Drivers be advised — looks can be and are deceiving!” state police said. “Highways may appear to be clear, but slick and icy conditions still exist.”
“On the second day of winter weather across northern Virginia, drivers are asked to continue to avoid unnecessary travel for crews to safely clear accumulating snow,” VDOT urged.
As of 1 p.m., just over 6 inches of snow had fallen on McLean, according to the National Weather Service.
In Tysons, NBC 4’s David Culver has been broadcasting from the parking lot of a local shopping center for most of the day.
The Vienna Community Center is closed today and “all programs, services, and rental activities for today (January 13) are cancelled,” according to the Town of Vienna.
In the City of Falls Church, a snow emergency has been declared and parking restrictions are in place.
Snow Plowing: All roads are treated. Snow Routes are plowed and crews are working on side streets. We expect another front, so we'll make more passes, first concentrating on Snow Routes.
— City of Falls Church (@FallsChurchGov) January 13, 2019
More scenes from around the area, via social media:
@PatsSnowStick Pat – Will your snow stick measure this high?
(Just ran into David Culver who took these pics) I feel like Edmund Hillary climbing this parking lot Mt Everest here in Tysons Corner! Bet no one has climbed this high in your challenge! Big fan! #snowsuitchallenge pic.twitter.com/ZoTGCSHTw3
— Eddie (@WFOcom) January 13, 2019
@capitalweather Snow has basically stopped for now in McLean. Tape measure in back yard between 6 and 7 inches. pic.twitter.com/FpGC03tDNz
— Ted Lopatkiewicz (@tedlopat) January 13, 2019
Enjoying the snow in Vienna, VA! #fox5snowday pic.twitter.com/1QMapTJSTE
— Jake Kimball (@jakekimball789) January 13, 2019
As of 8:15 am, #Sunday #January13 #2019 we have a #Snow total of #6.5 inches here in #Vienna #Virginia @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/JtLypKXM0h
— Fazli Erdem (@fazli12345) January 13, 2019
Let it snow @capitalweather. Students here in Falls Church and everywhere are wearing pajamas inside out, doing the Snow Day Dance for tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/cNn8TJps5J
— Sam Klein (@Samck22) January 13, 2019
Darby from @lostdogrescue playing in the snow in Falls Church. #AvailableforAdoption @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/5ITzohklCd
— Circumlocuxon Cannon (@rcannon100) January 13, 2019
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