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Start Thinking About Winter Weather Preparedness

From Fairfax County:

With snow close to Fairfax County this weekend, it’s a good reminder that winter weather is around the corner. The National Weather Service predicts that although Fairfax County should not see any accumulating snow this weekend, the extreme Western portions of Virginia and Northern Maryland will.

To get ready for winter, utilize these resources:

Fairfax County Public Schools to Close Grass Fields This Weekend

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be open for activities on Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, except for grass athletic fields, which will be closed for use.  Artificial turf fields can be used.

No Swimming for Reston Triathletes

From the Reston Association:

There will not be a swim portion to this year’s Reston Triathlon due to the conditions in LakeAudubon.  Citing the safety of participants, the Reston Triathlon Board announced on Friday the race would be a duathlon – run, bike, and run.

Larry Butler, Reston Association’s Director of Parks and Recreation said heavy rains have dumped debris into the lake. “We are also concerned about the general water quality after all the rain and the safety of our participants is first and foremost.”

The Reston Triathlon, which has been held since 1984, is scheduled for this Sunday, September 11, beginning at 7 a.m. The race will now start and finish at South Lakes High School.

All Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Friday, September 9

From FCPS Outreach:

Cleanup Safety Tips from Fairfax County

From Fairfax County Emergency Information:


As the storm moves on, these tips can help keep you, your family and co-workers safe as you begin to put your home or business back in order:

Fairfax County School Bus Struck By Tree

A Fairfax County school bus was hit by a tree at 3 p.m. Thursday, confirms Officer Bud Walker with the Fairfax County Police Department.