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F.C. Schools Closed Wednesday, Snow Emergency Effective 7 p.m. Tuesday

City of Falls Church schools will be closed Wednesday in advance of the expected snow — up to four inches — and inclement weather set to hit the area in the early hours tomorrow morning. In addition, a snow emergency has been declared for the City of F.C. effective at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The declaration activates the City’s snow emergency routes which prohibits the parking of vehicles along designated streets in Falls Church to allow for first responders, public safety officials and road crews to have clear access. Vehicles parked along the designated areas during the emergency run the risk of being ticketed or towed.

The following streets will be affected by the snow emergency:

• 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 Street: Both sides of street)
(Washington Street to Tuckahoe: North 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
(Annandale to Columbia: both sides of street)
(Washington to Annandale: west 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: northwest side of street)
(Broad Street to Lincoln Avenue: Both sides of street)
(Lincoln Avenue to Great Falls Street: northwest 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)

The City has also warned of possible power outages and asks residents to be aware of vulnerable neighbors who may need help during the storm.

It was announced City employees may take liberal leave on Wednesday, Feb. 20 after checking with their supervisor, while emergency employees must report.

Trash, recycling, and compost collection for the City are on as scheduled with updates available on the City’s website at www.fallschurchva.gov and via the Falls Church Alerts system’s “Trash and Utilities” list.

A declaration to determine the operating status of the City government, Community Center and the Mary Riley Styles will be made by 6 a.m. Wednesday, it was announced.

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