Winter Storm Watch Issued For Our Region


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Northern Virginia region. A wintry weather mix will begin this afternoon and continue into Wednesday evening as a part of the larger winter storm (Nor’Easter) Toby.

This storm will bring a prolonged period of light to moderate precipitation to the region beginning today in the form of rain, then will change mostly to snow overnight (1-3 inches possible) and into Wednesday (3-5 inches possible) as colder air spreads southward.

I wanted to provide the following resources as we prepare for the storm:

Road Conditions, Emergencies, & Reporting Outages 

To check road conditions, you can call 511, go to or download the mobile app at the 511 web site.

Dominion Energy – (866) 366-4357, and their outage map can be reached here.

NOVEC – (703) 335-0500, and their outage map can be reached here.

Washington Gas – (703) 750-1000, and their winter resources can be reached here.

Social Media

Follow @vadotnova@NOVEC,  @DomEnergyVA, and @washingtongas on Twitter for minute-to-minute weather and road condition updates, as well as year-round updates on area services.

Non-Emergency County Resources 

Fairfax County: This site contains helpful strategies, updates on snow plows, as well as an updated list of closings/delays. To call, dial 703-691-2131.

Prince William County: This site contains helpful snow removal and safety tips. To call, dial 703-792-6500.

You can find information on keeping your vehicle winter-ready at