Updated at 9 a.m. on 7/9/19 — Updates FCPD list of road closures below. Only Kirby Road is still closed.
Updated at 5:45 p.m. — Fairfax County police said that the 1300 block of Kirby Road will be closed “for significant time” while the damage is assessed.
The 1300 block of Kirby Road in McLean suffered extensive damage due to today's storm. It will be closed for significant time until the damage can be assessed and repaired. #FCPD #FairfaxCounty #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/ZwzLIY0A9E
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) July 8, 2019
Updated at 5:35 p.m. — In Falls Church, S. Oak Street remains closed because the bridge’s surface was damaged by the rain and Hillwood Avenue did not have a sinkhole, but the road buckled from the rain. A temporary fix is in place for the avenue, and a permanent fix will be made this week.
Flooding has apparently closed Westmoreland Street (exit 68) by I-66 in Falls Church.
Exit 68 on Route 66 in Falls Church is closed pic.twitter.com/2W54pwJG3m
— Janice (@bellwetherevent) July 8, 2019
Updated at 4:50 p.m. — Updated FCPD list of road closures below.
Updated at 2:40 p.m. — Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust tweeted at 2:30 p.m. that a part of 1300 block of Kirby Road has been washed out and that “several agencies are on scene to find a solution to make sure residents can get to their homes.”
Updated at 2:15 p.m. — Updates FCPD list of road closures below.
Updated at 1 p.m. — The Fairfax County Police Department tweeted that Prosperity Avenue between Arlington Blvd (Route 50) and Little River Turnpike (Route 236) is buckled and could take up to seven hours for the water to recede. “Due to there being a lot of serious damage to the pavement, the road will not reopen this quickly,” FCPD tweeted.
Updated at 12:40 p.m. — A multi-vehicle accident on I-66 by N. West Street in Falls Church has closed the left shoulder and left lane heading eastbound, according to the Virginia Department of Transporation.
Updated at 11:50 a.m. — Kirby Road is reportedly closed near Route 123 as Pimmit Run swells.
— Tim Barber (@ABC7TimBarber) July 8, 2019
Kirby Road washed out in both directions at Pimmit Run Creek. Bridge across Pimmitt Run at Kirby is gone. My sister is safe- had to leave car – said road started washing away while she walked home. @nbcwashington @mclean pic.twitter.com/gsQtspaow6
— Dane Henshall (@danesh68) July 8, 2019
Flooding in McLean @ Kirby Road as Pimmit Run pours over its banks pic.twitter.com/Ta4GFHIoMp
— Peggy Fox (@PeggyTV) July 8, 2019
Updated at 11:25 a.m. — Maple Avenue is now open again, the Town of Vienna tweeted.
Earlier: Parts of Maple Avenue in the Town of Vienna and several roads around the Tysons area are closed this morning as flooding continues around Fairfax County.
The Town of Vienna tweeted shortly after 10 a.m. that Maple Avenue is closed between East Street and Beulah Road due to flooding.
Westbound Arlington Blvd (Route 50) just past Prosperity Avenue is closed due to flooding. Police told Tysons Reporter that they don’t have enough police to block the other side of the street, which also appears flooded.
Around 10:35 p.m., police said that all of the units in the county were currently deployed.
Fairfax County Police Department released a list of road closures. The ones closed due to flooding in the McLean Police District are:
1300 block of Kirby Road — damaged from flooding and will have a long-term closure
Shreve Road between Wieland Place and Buckelew Drive
Hilltop Road between Willomere and Old Lee Hwy
Meadowlark Road/Brookside Lane
Demsey Street/Old Chesterbrook Road
Old Courthouse and Besley roads
Georgetown Pike and Potomac River Road — one lane closed
6500 block of Old Dominion Drive
North Albemarle Street/Chesterbrook Road — flooding and debris
Westbound Arlington Blvd/Prosperity Avenue — one lane open
Jones Branch Road/Park Run Drive
Lewinsville Road/Lewinsville Mews Court
Beulah and Browns Mill roads
Oberon Way/Capulet Court
A fallen tree closed the 1400 block of Waggaman Circle, according to FCPD, but the road has since reopened.
People tweeted videos and photos of severe flooding along Georgetown Pike.
— jae wooten reaves (@JaeReaves) July 8, 2019
— Eddie (@WFOcom) July 8, 2019
— Tony mace (@E6mace) July 8, 2019
The City of Falls Church tweeted about several road closures and sinkholes in the city this morning.
Catherine Moran and Vernon Miles worked on this story.
The younger brother of a local firefighter has gone missing in the Merrifield area, and as temperatures start to drop his family and friends are seeking public assistance to find him.
According to a Facebook post:
My younger brother (Harry) went missing this evening. He was last seen in Merrifield, Virginia around 1700 February 18th 2019, headed west on Route 50. The police are aware but we are increasingly concerned due to the low temperatures and his cell phone being turned off. If anyone has seen him or he has contacted you please reach out to me or someone in the family so that we can bring him home.
His name is Christopher Davis but he goes by “Harry.” 5’11” and 130lbs. He was wearing a white/cream bobble hat, grey/brown tweed pea coat, with a scarf, black trousers, and a pair of vans.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.
Photo via Facebook
Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Route 50 — “Officers responded to the report of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on Arlington Boulevard near Summerfield Road, at approximately six [Friday] night. The pedestrian was crossing Arlington Boulevard, not in a crosswalk, and was hit by a dark colored mid to full-size pickup truck with an open bed. The truck did not stop and drove away from the scene. The pedestrian, 93-year-old Pericles Apostolou, from Falls Church, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.” [FCPD]
Tegna Auctioning Office Fixtures — Broadcast conglomerate Tegna is moving from its current Tysons home to the Boro development. As part of the move, it’s auctioning off furniture, TVs and other items of value from around the office. Bids close Thursday. [Washington Business Journal, Rasmus Auctions]
Local Hackers Gather in McLean — “All day Monday, the NoVa Hackers held their SchmooCon Epilogue in McLean… Over 150 members attended topical lectures, competed in MetaCTF challenges, and participated in discussions about cyber and information security between insider groups.” [WDVM]