Winter Weather Approaching

(from the Bulova Byline)

Weather forecasts call for the first snow of the season this week. As we travel to visit family and friends this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips and resources to keep in mind regarding winter weather.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for plowing most roads in Fairfax County. Fairfax County and VDOT stay in constant contact with each other during snow storms to help ensure the safety of Fairfax County residents.

 Stay Up to Date:  

  1. Sign up for free email and text alerts with Fairfax Alerts

  2. Bookmark the Emergency Information Blog

  3. Follow Fairfax County on Facebook and Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

  4. I will keep constituents up-to-date on my social media accounts as well Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

 If you ever need assistance or have any questions about plowing, shoveling, or winter weather procedures, please contact my office at703-324-2321 or email During snow storms, my staff checks office phone messages and emails remotely, and will coordinate with VDOT to help you with any questions or concerns. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

 Travel Resources:

  • 511 and

    • Call 511 or use the 511 website for real-time updates on Virginia road conditions and traffic incident

  • 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623)

    • Report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by calling this statewide toll-free number

  • VDOT Website – this is a fantastic site for real time conditions and snow plowing efforts

  • VDOT Facebook Like us on Facebook

  • VDOT YouTube View our videos on YouTube

This information will be useful throughout the winter as we deal with snow and ice. So please be sure to save this edition of the Byline!

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving,

Sharon Bulova
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors