The following tips were issued by the Fairfax County Emergency Services office concerning the heavy snow that was predicted to hit the region today:
1.) The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for snow removal on most Fairfax County roads. VDOT is aggressively pre-treating roads throughout Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties and Falls Church in advance of the heavy snow. Visit www.vdotplows.org to see the status of plowing.
2.) Check in on elderly or other housebound people you may know to make sure they have supplies.
3.) If you see an unsheltered person who may be at risk of hypothermia, call the police non-emergency phone line at 703-691-2131 in Fairfax or 703-241-5000 in Falls Church.
4.) Don’t forget your pets, as conditions deteriorate, bring pets/companion animals inside; move other animals to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
5.) Depending on how much snow, there may be a need to dig out fire hydrants. please help dig out fire hydrants when the snow ends.
6.) If you’re using Twitter, tell us what you see by using the hashtag #ffxstorm. Follow us on Twitter at @fairfaxcounty.