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Snow Day Closures, Openings for Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Annandale

Information on Fairfax County closings and delays for Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Tuesday's weather forecast in Fairfax County calls for snow and temperatures falling into the single digits and below zero Tuesday night with wind chills.
Tuesday's weather forecast in Fairfax County calls for snow and temperatures falling into the single digits and below zero Tuesday night with wind chills.
(Editor's note: Patch will update this story as we receive information about openings and closings for Tuesday. If you would like to add an opening or closing, please add it in the comments or email it to: sherell@patch.com)

Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 21, as the county and surrounding areas are under a Winter Storm Warning from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses            
  • all adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS
School Age Child Centers are also closed. Offices will be open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect. 

Northern Virginia Community College day and evening classes and activities are canceled today, Jan. 21, due to inclement weather. All campuses and administrative offices, including the Annandale campus, are closed.

Government and Courts
• Fairfax County Government offices are open, Tuesday Jan. 21, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.  Learn more about how the county executive decides operating status.
• Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court have not yet made a decision on operating status.

Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers  
• If you have questions about Park Authority facilities, contact the site directly, call the Parks inclement weather line at 703-324-8661, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
• For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs or call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.
• The Reston Community Center and the McLean Community Center may be affected by the inclement weather. Call RCC at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, www.restoncommunitycenter.com or MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, www.mcleancenter.org for their current operating status.

Transportation: Connector, Fastran  
• Fairfax Connector bus service may be affected by the inclement weather. Check the Connector Web page at www.fairfaxconnector.com for the current operating status.
• For information about FASTRAN, call 703-222-9764, press 8; TTY 711, or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/fastran.htm.

Libraries  
• Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Public Meetings
• View the public meetings calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/calendar/ShowCalendar.aspx for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County Government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.


Snow is expected to start after 10 a.m., continuing throughout the day until around 10 p.m.

Temperatures are expected to drop heading into the evening, with the National Weather Service forecasting Tuesday night to be, "cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible."

Stay tuned to Patch with more information as it becomes available. 

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