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Winter Weather Update From The City of Alexandria

City Crews Working Round the Clock; Residents Urged to Stay Off Roads

Residents are being urged to stay off roads today as City crews are now working to clear snow emergency and primary routes only.  Once those routes are clear, crews will work on secondary routes.  However, with the chance of additional precipitation throughout the day and overnight, crews may not reach residential areas until late Friday or even Saturday. Residents and businesses can help by not parking on posted snow emergency routes, promptly clearing sidewalks and entrances, not shoveling snow into the street, and clearing snow from around fire hydrants and storm drains.

City of Alexandria government offices and facilities are closed and there will be no recycling or refuse collection service today.

Who To Contact

  1. For questions or concerns about the City’s storm response, call 703.746.HELP (703.746.4357).
  2. To report a water main break or for questions about water service, contact Virginia American Water at 800.452.6863.
  3. If your power goes out, report it to Dominion Virginia Power at 866.DOM.HELP (866.366.4357) or
  4. Please call 9-1-1 only in the case of a life-threatening emergency or serious crime.

Taxicab Surcharge

Taxicabs are required by law to add a $5 snow surcharge, which began at 7 a.m. today,  until further notice. The purpose of the surcharge is to encourage taxis to remain in service during hazardous conditions, to meet essential community transportation needs. Since travel remains dangerous until roads are cleared, only urgent trips should be undertaken.

For more weather-related information and information about cancellations and closures, visit For details about storm level definitions and preparedness information, visit or connect online at

(Feature image via MattDailey on Flickr)

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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