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In Advance of Winter Storm, City of Falls Church Declares Snow Emergency

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Ahead of the winter storm expected to hit the Washington, D.C. area tonight and predictions of up to eight inches of snow for Falls Church, the City has declared a snow emergency effective at 8 p.m. In preparation, City crews will be on the streets treating main roadways starting at 4 p.m. today.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the City of F.C. effective at 7 p.m. tonight and lasting until 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. According to the NWS, snow will be mixed with sleet at times overnight, with a total accumulation of four to eight inches with the heaviest precipitation occurring late Monday night.

Falls Church’s snow emergency declaration means snow emergency routes will be in effect beginning at 8 p.m. which prohibits parking along designated streets in the City so that first responders, public safety officials and road crews have priority. City residents and visitors are not permitted to park along these routes for the duration of the snow emergency. Vehicles abandoned or parked on snow emergency routes could be ticketed and towed to allow snow removal crews to clear the roads. The traffic emergency routes are as follows:

Annandale Road from Hillwood Avenue to Broad Street (both sides of street)

Broad Street from Haycock Road to Seven Corners (both sides of street)

Columbia Street from Maple Avenue to Tuckahoe Street (Maple Avenue to Washington St.: both sides of street; Washington Street to Tuckahoe: single side of street)

Great Falls Street from West Street to Washington Street (both sides of street)

Hillwood Avenue from Washington Street to Seven Corners (both sides of street)

Lincoln Avenue from West Street to Yucatan Street (both sides of street)

Little Falls Street from Broad Street to Great Falls Street (both sides of street)

Maple Avenue from Washington Street to Columbia Street (single side of street)

Park Avenue from West Street to Washington Street (both sides of street)

Roosevelt Street from Hillwood Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard (both sides of street)

Washington Street from Graham Road to Westmoreland Street (both sides of street)

West Street from Abbott Lane to Great Falls Street (Abbott Lane to Broad Street: single side of street; Broad Street to Lincoln Avenue: both sides of street; Lincoln Avenue to Great Falls Street: single side of street)

All Snow Emergency Routes are on both sides of the street, except for the following exceptions:

South West Street (Abbott Lane to Broad Street; northwest side of street, affecting southbound traffic only)

North West Street (Lincoln Avenue to Great Falls Street; northwest side of street, affecting southbound traffic only)

East Columbia Street (Washington Street to Tuckahoe Street; north side of street, affecting westbound traffic only)

South Maple Avenue (Washington Street to Annandale Road; west side of street, affecting southbound traffic only)