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UPDATED: Storm warning dropped for Prince William, Fairfax

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Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013 9:00 pm

The National Weather Service has dropped the winter storm warning for most of Northern Virginia.

Snow mixed with sleet was coming down in Northern Virginia on Tuesday morning, with heavier snow to west. But the potential for four to six inches in the immediate D.C. area is over.

The weather service says  we'll see about one to three inches, much mixed with sleet and rain, before precipitation ends in the early afternoon.

Schools across Northern Virginia were closed today, as was the federal government. Liberal leave is in effect for most local government offices. Call ahead to check courthouses.

  • Click here for an interactive NWS map showing expected snow totals.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said it has 1,200 trucks and plows on the roads in Northern Virginia.

About 9,500 customers in Fairfax and Prince William remained without power Tuesday after Sunday's snow, sleet and ice storm.

PRTC's Snow Emergency Service Plan, ESP (including Snow Emergency routing), will be in effect for all PRTC bus services Tuesday morning and all bus rides will be free.

If weather and road conditions are predicted to improve by the afternoon, PRTC may resume operating regularly scheduled service for OmniRide, Metro Direct and Cross County Connector bus services.

Manassas Park declared a snow emergency starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Parking is prohibited along the follow routes during the emergency:

  • Manassas Drive from Baker Street to Golf Court
  • Denver Drive from Manassas Drive to Rugby Road
  • Digital Drive from Manassas Drive to West Carondelet Drive
  • Matthew Drive
  • West Carondelet Drive
  • Polk Drive from Manassas Drive to Old Centreville Road.

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  • Allymadi posted at 4:41 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Allymadi Posts: 25

    A county like Fairfax will cancel school tomorrow in anticipation of the snow. Prince William will go to school and deal with the nightmare of closing school early. Why are we always the last county to declare school is closed?

  • LeRoy posted at 1:49 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    LeRoy Posts: 37

    LOVE IT!!! Bring it on, I am READY!!!