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Sinkholes and heavy road damage in Fairfax County

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- Sinkholes and heavy road damage are still a problem in Fairfax County, county officials said in a news release. So, watch where your driving, they said. 

"Several roads in Fairfax County remain closed due to torrential rain and flood damage. Sinkholes, road cave-ins, and bridge damage present a continued danger to pedestrians and drivers and police have cordoned off these areas with flares, cones and police tape. It is not safe to play near or travel through these areas," officials said in the news release. 


Police and county officials are serious about keeping you safe around the damage. They warn, there could be legal ramifications if you don't stay away from the problem areas.

"Anyone caught beyond the police barriers could be charged with playing on streets and highways or with crossing police lines, perimeters or barriers. These are misdemeanor charges that carry fines of not more than $250 or $500," they said. 

Here's a list Fairfax County roads with sinkholes and heavy damage: 



  • Cameo Square in Springfield (near Old Keene Mill Road and Rolling Road) 
  •  8700 block of Birch Cliff Drive (near Sandy Run Regional Park) 




  • 79100 block of Ridgely Road in Lorton (between Ox Road and Hooes Road) 
  • Sunrise Valley Drive near Glade Drive in Reston 
  • Beach Mill Road between Goldsmith Lane and Olympia Way in Great Falls 





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