Beware Hypothermia From Freezing Weather — “The National Weather Service forecast calls for overnight lows Friday and Saturday night reaching well below freezing. High temperatures this weekend are not expected to rise above 26 degrees, and wind could be a factor as well.” [Fairfax County Emergency Information]
No Lane Closures This Holiday — “With the holidays hopping and the new year around the corner, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)…will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for: Christmas, from noon Friday, Dec. 23 until noon Tuesday, Dec. 27 [and] New Year’s, from noon Friday, Dec. 30 until noon Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.” [VDOT]
Burke Man Indicted for Child Porn — “A Fairfax County, Virginia, man arrested in October has been formally indicted on eight felony counts related to child pornography. The defendant, 25-year-old Dominick Baldi, of Burke, has pleaded not guilty and will go on trial in the beginning of March.” [WTOP]
Ceremonial Army Horses Coming to Lorton — “The horses that help transport military service members to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery will soon find a temporary home just off Gunston Road in Lorton. On Dec. 15, the U.S. Army and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that the Caisson Platoon horses…will be housed at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area on a rotational basis through December 2027.” [On the MoVe]
Vienna Brings Message From Santa to Kids — “Children who celebrate Christmas can hear a very special message from Jolly ole Saint Nick by calling 703-255-6333…Children can listen for the sounds of sleigh bells and other last-minute activities as Santa explains how teamwork, Mrs. Claus and the elves helped him stay on schedule this holiday season. Santa’s message will…remain on the line through Dec. 25, 2022.” [Town of Vienna]
New Firefighters Graduate — “The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Dec. 16 welcomed its 21 newest members at its 155th Recruit School Graduation, held at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre…The department now has more than 1,400 uniformed personnel assigned to 39 fire stations.” [Sun Gazette]
Herndon Contractor Shares Hiring Plans — “Herndon government contractor Serco Inc. plans to hire 120 new workers in 2023 and up to 200 total over the next two years after winning a five-year contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to support the Department of Defense’s F-35 program.” [Washington Business Journal]
McLean Blood Drive Coming Before New Year’s Eve — “As the region’s blood supplies remain extremely low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McLean Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with Inova Blood Donor Services to hold a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 30. The Inova bloodmobile will be located in the fire department’s lower parking lot, with access from Lowell Avenue in McLean.” [Patch]
It’s Friday — Rain (with a chance of 1-2 in. of snow) in the morning. High of 51 and low of 15. Sunrise at 7:26 am and sunset at 4:52 pm. [Weather.gov]
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