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Winter Preparedness, City of Falls Church, VA

Click the links below for more information on these winter preparedness topics.

  • City web site
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • FCC-TV (Cox Ch. 11/RCN Ch. 2/Verizon Ch. 35)
  • Local print and online media, radio and television news stations
  • 1680 AM Radio (emergency announcements only)
  • Visit the Falls Church City Public Schools Web site for information on school closings and activities.
  • Twitter Alerts
  • School Closing Hotline 703-248-5500 (TTY 711), ext. 3113
  • FCC-TV (Cox Ch. 12/RCN Ch. 2/Verizon Ch. 35)
  • Local radio and television news stations

  1. Report downed power lines and power outages to Dominion Virginia Power at 1-866-366-4357. To expedite service restoration, all customers without power must call so Dominion Virginia Power has an accurate count of outages. Do not assume your neighbor has called.
  2. Report downed trees on public property (streets, schools, parks) or those that may damage public property, by calling the Falls Church Police Department at 703-241-5050. In accordance with state law, any trees in conflict with power lines must be first cleared by Dominion Virginia Power. The utility company's tree crews are specifically trained to work around power lines. They also have direct communication with Dominion Virginia Power on power status to ensure that it is safe to perform the work. Once the area has been cleared by Dominion Virginia Power, the City can then safely remove the tree out of the right-of-way.
  3. Removal of trees on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner. Download the list of licensed tree contractors.

The City provides snow removal in the City right of way. Snow emergency routes receive first priority for salting, sanding and plowing. Upon completion of clearing these routes, City crews will clear all other City streets.

For information on route locations and how and when the routes are activated, follow this link.

Follow this link for information on residential and commercial snow removal policies.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Reporting Tree-Related Emergencies & Power Outages

Snow Emergency Routes

Snow Removal Policy

VA Department of Emergency Management

VA Department of Health

VA Department of Transportation

Metro Public Transit Status

Centers for Disease Control

FEMA Winter Storms Page

National Weather Service

Office of Personnel Management